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//\' sometimes wonder what arc the underlying forces in the 
growth of a city. Geographical conditions, of course, play an impor- 
tant part, bul anion;/ the many factors which enter into the making 
of a city the human clement is perhaps the strongest. 

The growth, prosperity and civic consciousness of a community 
is to a large extent dependant upon those among its citizens, who can 
always be found in the forefront in any movement which makes for 
the development and betterment of their city and for public welfare. 
This is true locally. 

This volume contains the photographs and brief biography of 
those whom the people of Passaic County will always hold in high 
esteem. By their energies they have developed our industries and 
made possible a steadily grozving locality pulsating with vitality and 
productive life. Their civic pride has placed them in the vanguard for 
the continual development of every institution of zvhich our county 
is so justly proud. 

It is but fitting that recognition be given to these citizens. They 
are the best asset -zee have to-day. and their zvork zvill live and be 
remembered long after the present generation has gone to its final rest. 

A city is known largely by its people. "Who's Who" coming as 
it will into the hands of thousands of business men in every part of 
this country zvill generate a lively interest in our community, its indus- 
tries and its people. 

It is with pleasure that The News presents "Who's Who in 
Passaic County." 


Adam,-.. Frank I. - - - 
Adams, Peter \ - - 
Allen, Henry C - - - 
Alyia, Thomas H. - - 
Vndei SOW, Isaac - - - 
Vppel, Joseph - - - - 
Arnold, George - - - 
Ann. Id, William A. - - 
Auger, Charles L. - - 
Barbour, William J. 
Barncrt. Nathan - - - 
Basile, James - - 
Bernstein, Samuel - - 
Bimson, John - - - - 
Blackburn, Robert - - 
Bogert, Eugene - - - 
Brandos. Julius - - - 
Drawer, Arthur - - - 
Breen, Harry J. - - - 
Brennan, William E. - 
Brindle, Frederick - - 
Bruckman, Philip A. - 
Burpo, William B. - - 
Bush, John C. - - - 
Cabell. Walter C. - - 
Campbell, John - - - 
Cimmino, Peter - - - 
("lav. Dr. Thomas A. - 
I oli.ix, Richard S. - - 
Corbin, Arthur S. - - 
Cowley. James J. - - 
Coyle, Thomas L. - - 
Cramer, Louis - - - 
Crandall. Joel E. - - 
Crawford, George H. - 
Crosby. Henry B. - - 
Cunningham. Robert H. 
Curie, Jr., Gus - - - 
Dadley, Josiah - - - 
Daly, Joseph M. - - - 
Dalzell, William - - - 
De Luccia, Nicholas 
De Roos. Gerlof - - - 
De Rose, Joseph - - - 
De Voe, J. Willard - - 
Doherty. Jr., 1 lenry - - 
Doherty, Raymond - - 
Donnelly, John G. - - 
Doolittle, John A. - - 
Drukker. Dow - - - 
Dumont. Wayne - - - 
Dunning. William 11. - 
Earley, 'Albert - - - 
Easton, Robert. Jr. - - 
Eckstone, Charles S. 
Ellenbogen. Mangold H. 
Ettelson. Henry - - - 
Federici. Caetano - - 
Finigan, George - - - 
Foulds, Jr.. Andrew - - 
Fox. Stephen S. - - - 
Francis. William - - - 
Frommelt. Herman E. - 


1'urrey. Frank W. -------- 16 

Gaede, Charles W. - - - s 

Gaede, Robert '5 

( iacde. \\ illiam R. - '> 

Gahan, John 1 1. --------- jj 

Gessler, Bert ---------- 37 

Gourley, William B. ------- z 

Graham, Wallace -------- 30 

Greenbaum, Benjamin ------- 35 

Greenwood. Fred -------- 23 

Grossgebauer, John -------- 11 

Gurney, William H. ------- 28 

Hahn. George H. -------- 8 

Hannan, James P. -------- 28 

Hart, C. Frank --------- 3- 

Heinrichs, Charles --------34 

Hennig, Henry --------- 29. 

Herrmann. Bernard -------- 28 

Higgins. Eugene J. -------- 2g 

Hillock, Rev. Edward b. ------ 40 

Hilton, John T. --------- 26 

Hinchliffe, Louis V. ------- 6 

Hindle. Fred C. -------- - 6 

Holt, Samuel ----- o 

Hughes. William -------- 2 

Hunter. John ----------31 

Houman, Oakley --------- 25 

Johnston, Dr. Gilbert ------- 55 

Jordon, James T. -------- 23 

Keller. William J. -------- 15 

Kinkead. William L. ------- 16 

King, Wallace R. -------- -'4 

Kitay. Herman B. --------14 

Klenert. Abram --------- 4 

Koorie, Rev. Hanna ------- 18 

Lang, Dr. Jacob ---------12 

Layden, Thomas R. --------38 

Lendrim, Hugh C. -------- 5 

Lewis, Randal B. -------- 10 

Lewis. Vivian M. -------- 1 

Lewis, William I. --------18 

Lynch, Charles F. -------- 25 

MacArthur. James -------- 31 > 

MacChesney. C. Eugene ------ 17 

MacDonald, Edward J. ------ 2 

Manley. Michael E. -------- 34 

Martin. Joseph G. --------in 

Miller. William F. -------- 8 

Mitchell. Robert A. -------- 14 

Mitchell. Robert D. ------- - 13 

Moloney. Michael J. ------- -'4 

Mondon, Amiel --------- 28 

Mooney, Rev. George -------14 

Moore, Robert C. -------- 15 

Morgan. Thomas F. ------- 11 

Morris. John R. --------- 1 

Muhs. Henry C. --------- -'3 

Murphy, Edward F. ------- 12 

Muzzy. Samuel V. S. ------ - 7 

Myers, George A. -------- 29 

McBride, John F. -------- 40 

McCran. Thomas F. ------- 26 


McCran, Sr., Thomas -------38 

McCrowe, Robert --------25 

McCutcheon, John --------10 

McDonald. Robert H. ------- 4 

McLean, Colin M. -------- 28 

McNair, James P. --------12 

Newman, Charles R. ------- 9 

Newman, Clifford L. ------- 20 

Nichols, Robert F. -------- 21 

O'Brien, Martin A. -------- 32 

Odendahl, Henry A. ------- 19 

Patmos, Krine --------- 6 

Patterson, Alexander J. ------ 28 

Pettersen, Anton L. -------- 9 

Piaget, Louis A. --------- 4 

Pirolo, Charles J. -------- 37 

Powers, John H. ---------14 

Preiskel, Abram --------- 39 

Probert, Sidney W. -------- 29 

Proskey, David V. -------- 15 

Quackenbush, Peter C. ------ 16 

Quinn, John H. --------- 19 

Radcliffe. Amos H. ------- - 6 

Renkel. William A. -------- 36 

Reynolds. John H. -------- 34 

Rodrock, Edward M. ------- 39 

Rogers, William H. -------- 22 

Rumler, John J. --------- 25 

Scanlan. Martin J. -------- 38 

Schaerer, John ---------40 

SchoefTel, Charles -------- 22 

Scott, William W. -------- 23 

Scott, Winfield T. -------- 33 

Segar, George N. -------- 17 

Shipman, D. M. --------- 39 

Simon, Isidore ---------39 

Sinclair, Robert --------- 16 

Slaflf. Charles ---------- 13 

Slater, Albert H. --------- 27 


Slater, John J. --------- 5 

Sloan, Theodore F. --------26 

Smith, David G. --------- 1 

Smith. Jr., William --------23 

Smith. Sr., William -------- 34 

Stafford-, William -------- 10 

Stalter, Edmund G. -------- 15 

Stein, Rev. Anthony H. ------ 31 

Stillman, Frank E. -------- 21 

St. Lawrence, William J. ----- - 7 

Tattersall, Frederick J. ------ 30 

Thompson, Stephen --------39 

Timm, Henry ---------- 8 

Twichell, William S. ------- 20 

Uhlinger. William W. ------- 27 

Ulrich. Franz ---------- 36 

Van I'.larcom. Frederick W. ----- 19 

Van Cleve, Frank -------- 32 

Van Houten, Edward ------- 38 

Van Vlandren, John C. ------ 37 

Van Winkle, Edo -------- 7 

Vermeulen, Abraham -------40 

Vermeulen, Garret H. -------20 

Vermeulen. Isaac -------- 6 

Vermeulen. Tunis --------30 

Vreeland. Charles --------35 

Warner, Frank ---------13 

Waterhouse. Charles B. ------ 31 

Watson, William W. ------- 8 

Wentworth. Fred Wesley ------ 37 

Whitla, Valentine A. ------- 11 

Winchester. George F. ------- 17 

Wiseman, Rudolph A. ------- 31 

Worden, De Witt C. ------- 10 

Worden. George H. ------- 10 

Young, David --------- 26 

Young. William H. ------- 24 

Zabriskie, Albert -------- 33 

Zabriskie, John G - ------- 31 




■resident »>r the National Silk Dyeing 
l'liiladelphia. September 26, 186U, the 

- f a well-to-do silk manufacturer 

of that city. His education was ac- 
quired in the public schools of Philadel- 
phia, and when his parents 




he entered a dyeing establishment to 
learn the business. 

In iss4, he started for himself in a 
small way, under the firm name of 
Auger & PutOZ. Out of that establish- 
ment grew the firm of Auger & Simon. 
Later the National Silk Dyeing Com- 
pany was formed and he has been its 
president since its inception. It is 
one of the largest dyeing concerns in 
the world, doing a large and steadily 
growing business, not only in skein dyeing, but in piece dyeing 
as well. The company lias a reputation of turning out only 
the best work. 

He was married early in life and has an interesting family of 
five children, all of whom are well fitted for whatever station in 
life they may grace. His oldest son, Charles L. Auger, Jr., 
is connected with the National Silk Dyeing Company as an 
engineering expert. 

He has always been a careful business man and the institu- 
tions in which he has had a part have always been eminently 
successful. Still, he has found time to cultivate the sociabilities 
as well. He is a member of the Hamilton Club, several New- 
York clubs and others in Lyons and Paris, France, and London, 
England. As a director in some of the city's financial institu- 
tions he has brought the same ability to their development that 
he has lavished upon his own business with the result that they 
have been eminently successful. 


Among the younger lawyers of Paterson none is destined for 
greater achievement than David G. Smith, if present promises are 
fulfilled. Brilliant, active and ready to 
exert any required labor to secure re- 
sults, he is one of the young men of 
jtffisiiS^ whom Paterson will hear more of in the 

gfjj fSm^^- future and will It glad to, r, 

\ lb- was born in New York, August 19, 

lsss. His parents came to this city 
when he was a year old, and they have 
lived here since. He was educated in 
Paterson public schools and graduated 
from the High School in 1907. 

That same year he entered the offices 
of Edmund G. Stalter and Ward & 
McGinnis to begin his study of the law. 
After working there for a year, in 1908 
he entered the New York Law School 
anil graduated from that institution in 
1910. He was admitted to the bar six months before his gradua- 
tion from the University, in February. 19M. In June, 1912. he 
was admitted as a counsellor-at-law and since then has been 
admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. His practice 
has grown very rapidly and he has today one of the most exten- 
sive in the city. 

In politics he is a Republican, and already numerous honors 
have come to him from that party. He was appointed to the 
Board of Education by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce. and was later 
elected its president. He was the youngest School Commissioner 
in New Jersey. He resigned that post to become City Prosecutor, 
a position he now- holds, to which he was appointed early in the 
year by the Board of Finance. 

He is a member of Paterson-Orange Lodge, No. 43. F. & A. M., 
and also of Lodge. No. 26:.. I. O. O. F. On March 15, 1914. 
he was married to .Miss Lena Konner, a Paterson girl. 

the history of Passaic County ever made 
the genial John U. Morris, County Register 
of Deeds. 'Johnny," as he is more 
familiarly known by all his associates, is 
one of the most conscientious officials 
that Passaic County has ever had, and 
-iiice taking charge of the Register's 
office many needed reforms have been 
made that have been for the betterment 
of the work in keeping account of all 
deeds, mortgages and the hundreds of 
other matters that are transacted 
through the office. 

Mr. Morris was born in Paterson 
July 7, 1870. and was educated in the 
public schools, going through the various 
grammar grades and graduating from 
the local High School in 1894. His 
entire life has been spent in Paterson 
and be has always been a hard worker for the interests of the 
city, taking part in almost every charity that is started. 

In 1896. he entered the County Clerk's office and since that 
time has been connected with the county affairs in some way or 
other. In November. 1993, he was appointed Deputy County 
Clerk and occupied that position continuously until he was 
elected Register of Deeds in November, 1911. He has been 
Register ever since, and so well has he done his work that 
the voters have always expressed satisfaction with his administra- 
tion of the office. 

Formerly the County Clerk attended to the registration of 
deeds, and the work required in performing this duty was his 
share of the duties of the office when he was Deputy County 
Clerk. Therefore, he was not a stranger to what is required 
when he was elected Register. His service as Deputy Clerk 
admirably fitted him for the larger responsibilities when elected 
to the office of Register. 

In politics Mr. Morris is a Republican and has always worked 
hard for the interests of that party. Aside from his activities 
as a county official, Mr. Morris is also prominent in many 
organizations of the city. He is a member of the Hamilton 
Club. Ivanhoe Lodge, No. SS. Masons, and B. P. O. E., No. 60. 
Mr. Morris is also well known in musical circles, being Secre- 
tary of the Paterson Musical Festival Association. He is a. 
prominent member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, being Sec- 
retary of the church choir, and a member of Board of Directors 
of the Men's Club of the Church. 


Vice-chancellor Vivian M. Lewis was horn at Paterson, N. 
June 8, 1869. Prior to bis admission to the bar he was engaged 
correspondent of several New- York news- 
papers. He was appointed Judge-Advo- 
cate of the old Second Regiment, Na- 
tional Guard, in July. 1896. and served 
until reorganization in 1899, when he 
was placed on the retired list with the 
rank of Captain. He was elected to 
Ote Assembly in ]s:is. 1899, and 1900, 
and was leader of the Republican ma- 
jority on the floor of the House during 
his last term. He was for many years 
one of the counsel of the State Board 
of Health. He was elected City Counsel 
of Paterson in 1904 for a full term of 
office but resigned upon his appoint- 
ment by Governor Murphy as Clerk in 
Chancery to fill the vacancy caused by 
the resignation of Edward C. Stokes, who was elected Governor. 
He was nominated for a full term of office in 1905. by Governor 
Stokes, and was confirmed by the Senate. He served in that 
office until April, 1909, when he was appointed Commissioner of 
Banking and Insurance, which office he held until April 3, 1912. 
when he was appointed a Vice-chancellor by Chancellor Walker. 

He was the Republican candidate for Governor 




Among all the business men of the city none stands higher in 
the estimation of his fellows than Mangold H. Ellen bogen. For 
many years he has been building up the 
Metric Shirt Company, and today it is 
one of the model institutions of the 
city. No manufacturer in Paterson has 
given more thought to the comfort and 
welfare of his employees, and no manu- 
facturer has the greater good-will of 
those who work for and with him in a 
steadily growing and prosperous busi- 

Not only is Mr. Ellenbogen known for 
his success in manufacturing, but lie 
remembers that his community is en- 
titled to something from him, and he 
has done much for the civic improvement 
of Paterson. For a number of years he 
was a member of the Morris Canal 

Abandiinment Commission, and gave to that work the same care- 
ful attention which he gives to his own business. 

In addition he has been active in the Chamber of Commerce, 
serving on numerous committees and exerting his influence in the 
direction of help to Paterson. He has a beautiful home on 
Broadway, and there he delights most to be. Paterson has few 
men who are held in higher esteem, and affection than Mr. Ellen- 
bogen. A self made man, he understands what it means to work 
hard for his success, and he is ready to help others in the same 
arduous effort. 


Among the men who are prominent in the business life of the 
city, is Edward J. MacDonald, the funeral director, who has one 
of the largest business enterprises of the 
kind in the city. Beginning in a small 
way years ago, he has gradually built 
up his business to what it is today. 

He is a native of Paterson, having 
been born here on March 9, 1862. After 
graduating from the public schools, he 
entered Latimer's Business College, from 
which he graduated with high honors. 
For a number of years be was employed 
in the silk business and rose to the 
position of foreman in one of the leading 
plants of the city. He left that position 
to establish his present business. 

Gifted as a musician, he has contri- 
buted much to the best class of enter- 
tainment for the people of the city and 
has achieved a reputation which i> second to none. 

He is a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Malta. Hepto- 
sophs. National Union, and O. I'. A. M. He married in 1SSS. and 
since then has had the benefit of a helpmate who is in strong 
sympathy with his musical work as well as in the conduct of his 
extensive business. Few men in Paterson can point to a wider 
circle of friends, and few are more welcome in the circle in 
which they move. 


William B. Gourlej came to this 
all boy. He was given 

Porn in Ireland in 
country with his parents when only a si 
a common school education, ami then 
began work in the Barbour Flax Spin- 
ning Mills, where he remained for a 
number of years. Then he returned 
to srb.. 1. 1 and later was given private 

In IS?:;, be went to Ireland to visit 
his childhood's home and on his return 
took up his law studies in the offices 
of former City Counsel Evans. From 
there be went to the offices of the late 
Albert Comstock. and in 1880 was ad- 
mitted to the bar. His natural ability 
soon gave him a rank among the best 
in Passaic County, and today there are 
in. Lawyers in New Jersey who are above 
him in ability and accomplishment. 

In ISSTi. he was elected to the Assembly o 
ticket. That same year he was appointed Pi 
ernor Leon Abbett and was in office two terms. 

He iii- always maintained his leadership in the Democratic 
Party and today no one is oftener called in as counsel when 
anything is contemplated which requires the direction of a 
skilled man. His practice is very large and is constant!} grow 
ing. Few law vers in the State have a larger one. 

His home under the shadow of Garret Mountain is a beauty 
i it is there that his friends love to visit him since they 

find him at his best. As a brilliant scholar, he is much sought for 
addresses which are always filled with scintillating wit and pro- 
found knowledge. His work will live long after him, for men 
like ho leave their impression upon the communities in which 
they spend their lives. 


United States Senator William Hughes was born in Ireland. 
April 3. 1872. but came to this country when a small boy. He 
received a common school education, 
worked in the silk mills of Paterson, 
studied stenography and typewriting at 
a business college and became a law 
student in the office of William M. 
Rysdyk. Later he entered the offices 
of the late William Nelson and finished 
in the offices of John W. Griggs. He 
was admitted to the bar in June. 1900. 

He enlisted in the Second Regiment 
X. J. X. G. in 1898, and served five 
months at Sea Girt. He was detailed 
as stenographer to Governor Voorhees 
al Sea Girt. After his return from the 
Spanish War, he was admitted to the 
bar and subsequently opened offices in 
this city, which he has maintained since. 

He has been identified with the cause of labor and acted as 
counsel to several organizations. He won the election for Congress 
over the late William Barbour, in a both contested campaign. 
He served eight years ; was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas 
Court in 1912, serving but a short time when he resigned to 
accept the office of United States Senator which he now holds. 
He was the first senator from the State to be designated by the 
people at the preferential primaries. 


Paterson's history stands out more promi- 

d activities of the growing community than 

that of Nathan Barnert. He is one of 

tlie few men to whom the city is so 

heavily obligated that it can never repay 

him. His philanthropic deeds are too 

rous to chronicle and his good 

k> aie so many that they are like 

sands of the sea. Crowning all is 

latest gift, the Nathan and Miriam 

nert Memorial Hospital, which is the 

"s most modern institution This 

te would be sufficient to stamp him 

i man of extraordinary impulses, but 

s onlv one, though the greatest of 


was born in Posen. Kingdom of 
September 20, 1S3S. His par- 
ents came to New York some years 
afterward, and finally settled in Paterson about 18~>7. Both 
lived to a good old age and saw their son become the leading 
figure of their adopted city. 

Mr. Barnert was educated partly in his native city and partly 
in New York. In 1850. he went to California. But his adven- 
tures in the gold fields were scarcely encouraging, so after 
wandering around awhile, including the Hawaiian Islands, in 
his itinerary, he came back to New York and the next year the 
family moved to Paterson. 

During the civil War. he undertook large contracts to furnish 
clothing for the army, and after that he developed an extensive 
business in different directions. He was one of the first to erect 
modern mills and rent space to other firms. 

His political career began in 1 s r » '. when be was elected to the 
Board of Aldermen from a Republican ward and again in 1879. 
He was Mayor in 1883 and again in 1889. Later he was appointed 
a member of the board of finance by Mayor Andrew P. McBride. 
His philanthropies include the Nathan Barnert Memorial Temple 
at Broadway and straight street, the Hebrew Free School, on 
Broadwaj and the Miriam Barnert Memorial Hospital. The 
building foi this institution, opened for occupancy, November 1, 
lull,, is one of the finest in the United States. Of his other 
Charitable activities it is impossible to speak. Indeed, a greater 
portion of them will never be known. But this phase of his life 
can be fittingly described by saying, that no worthy object or 
worthy person has ever been turned away empty handed. 

He is ,i member of many social and fraternal or^.nii/aiions and 
until advancing years made it impossible bore an active part in 
them, Be is now living auietly, enjoying the twilight of a well 
spent life. 

He married in New York. September 2. 1863, Miriam, daughter 
of Henry L. and Jane Phillips. Their two children died early. 
Mrs. Barnert died March 31, 1901, aged sixty-four years. 

W BO'S W II 1 N l'A 

A I ( ' I'DIXTV 


, burn in Haimwr. Germany, in 1851, and 

rin.,, is of iiis native country. After working 

for a time in iiis father's dye bouse he 

finished learning the business In an 

establlsl nl In Bremen, In 1868, he 

came to ibis country and worked in a 
number of the textile centers of the 

of III. 


In 1878, he was made manager 
ribbon department ol William Wlcke 
& Co., of New York, and Increased the 
'i.nii output of the department from 
5,000 to 200,000 yards. Eventually, be 
was taken Into the Him. After twenty 
years he severed his connection and be- 
gan business for himself. 

lie organized the Julius Brandes Mann 
facturing Company and built a mill at 
Marshall and Dakota Streets. It is 

conceded to bi e of the best equipped ribbon factories In the 

city, and Is capable of turning out 200, I yards a day. He Is 

Interested in ribbon mills elsewhere, and those, like the one In 

Paterson, are sin ssfnl 

In addition, he is interested in nther enterprises, including 
Important financial and manufacturing Arms, among which are 

scmie .it the most prominent in Paterson. In 1908 and l! , he 

was ., member of the Board of I'uMir Works. In polities he is 
a Republican. 

He is a member of the Hamilton Club and tin New Jersey Auto- 
mobile Club and Beethoven Lodge No. l".4. P. & A. M, He is also 
a member of a number of the higher degrees in Masonry, the Elks 
and of manufacturers' associations in New Jersey and New York. 


Dow Drukker, the present Representative In ('(ingress from 
the Seventh District was born in Holland, on February 7. 1872 
When six mouths old his parents came 
to this country and settled at Grand 
Rapids, Mich. There his boyhood was 
passed and there he received his early 
education in the public schools. When 
a pupil iii the high school, at the age 
of fifteen, he entered a large dry goods 
store as cash hoy. He remained with 
the firm for eleven years, and when he 
left to conic to Passaic, he was in 
charge of the financial department. He 
came to Passaic and the outgrowth of 
his activities is the Union Building and 
Construction Company, which has made 
its owners much money since the young 
man from the West first took charge. 

Ten years ago. he was elected a mem- 
ber of the Board of Freeholders. When the old Board went out 
of existence he was elected one of the members of the first small 
Board and was Director for four of the six years he served. 

In 1913 he declined to accept a renomination and announced 
his retirement from politics, but upon the death of Congressman 
Robert G. Bremner he then was prevailed upon to try for the 
Republican nomination and was elected. He was re-elected for 
the full term November, 1916. 

He Is extremely popular among his associates and his integrity 
in business and popularity among acquaintances makes him a 
strong man in whatever he undertakes to do. 

J. WILLAHD de yoe 

one of Paterson's besl known and most successful professi 1 

men. .1. Willard He Yoe, was born in Saddle River, in 1863, and 
was educated in the country schools of 
that time. After completing flic course, 
as it was then prescribed in tile schools 
of bis native borough, he eutered Penn- 
sylvania College at Gettysburg, and after 
finishing there, attended the Columbia 
Law School, finishing his legal educa- 
tion in the office of tile late 7. M. 
Ward. He was admitted to the bar in 
February, 1890, and in 1893 was made 
a counsellor-at-law. 

Deeply read in the law he enjoys the 
reputation of knowing it as well as 
anyone in Paterson. and his advice is 
frequently sought on the most knotty 
legal questions. 

He is the counsel for a number of 
boroughs and other municipalities in this county, as well as in 
Bergen Indeed, he is the legal adviser of a considerable pro- 
portion of flic communities within reach of Paterson. 

He has been Count} Counsel for three terms, holding over 

under ,i Republican administration i aus,. ol the excellence ol 

bis wort Duly this year did he give place to another. His 
service while legal adviser of the count] was marked bj the 
same thoroughness thai has characterized all his legal wort since 

he wis admitted to the bar And bis advice is generally found 

so sound iii. it his decisions are s. i.i 'eversed 

lie is a member of the Hamilton Club, the B. P. p. B, ami 

Halcdon Lodge No. 169, F. ,v- A. M. In 1895, be married Miss 

C. Lydecker, of Paterson. They have one child 


George n. Crawford is a iii. iii win, ha, tinnu established him 
sell in the business life ol Paterson, his present activity covering 

a pe I of twelve years. For many 

years he i lucted a restaurant at 148 

Washington Street, but Is now located 
in a handsome two-story building on Street near Market. It would 
I'e hard to find a man in Paterson to- 
day who is more popular with bis many 
acquaintances than the genial "Harry." 
Mr. Crawford was bom in Paterson. 

Septen r 17, 1881. His earlj educs 

lion was acquired in the public schools. 
He worked In scleral local concerns, and 
in 1902 to work for the Carlson 
Company which conducted a restaurant 
at 120 Market Street. His advancement 
was rapid, for three years later, or in 
Phi:,, be was made Manager of the place. 
In 1907 he was again advanced and was made General Superin- 
tendent of the Company whli restaurants under his charge in 
Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and this city. 

In 19117 when there was a reorganization of the Carlson Com- 
pany, .Mr. Crawford bought the local restaurant that was owned 
by the concern and which five Mars before he had entered as 
an employee. He ran if to good advantage for three years and 
sold out in 1910 to the Childs Restaurant Company, which still 
conducts the establishment. Tile same year Mr. Crawford 
opened his restaurant on Washington Street which he conducted 
until a few months ago when lie secured the building on Hamilton 
Street formerly occupied by Chemical Company No. 1. He had 
the building completely renovated and it is now a fine establish- 

Mr. Crawford is prominent in fraternal orders in the city, 
being a member of the B. P. 0. E., Improved Order of Hepta- 
sophs, Thirty-second Degree Mason and Noble of the Mystic 
Shrine : Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the Hotel 
and Restaurant Men's Association of New York City. He was 
May, 1902, to Miss Dorothy Marie Clark, of this city. 



When they counted the votes for Sheriff, November, 1915, they 
found that William B. Burpo had polled the largest majority 
ever given to anyone in tile county. 
After that it isn't necessary to go into 
a long story descriptive of what Mr. 
Burpo has done. When a man's friends 
are as loyal as that, the story is already 

He was born in Paterson, August 18, 
1S79, and was educated in the Pater- 
son public .schools, graduating from the 
High School. He studied law in the 
office of Former Judge Scott and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1902. He entered 
politics, ami his first active work for the 
public was as Probation Office, to which 
he was appointed in 1904. He served two 
terms in the Legislature, holding places 
on numerous important committees. 
He has been Exalted Ruler of the Paterson Lodge of Elks, is 
a member of Pauline Lodge, No. 88, F. & A. M.. and a number 
of the higher degree, of Masonry, Jr. tl. I'. A. M.. Woodmen, the 
Phelps Guards, and the Central Republican Club, of which he is 
now president. 

lb- was elected Sheriff after serving six years as Under-sheriff, 
and as he has done in oilier places he is satisfying the public 
with the administration of the office. Since taking office as 
Sheriff of the county. Mr. Burpo lias made numerous changes 
in the manner of conducting the affairs of the office which have 
all been for the betterment .of conditions. He lias made many 
improvements at the County Jail of which he has charge and 
the unfortunates who are put in his charge are assured of good 
conditions as long as the genial "Hill" is ai the head of the 

Mr. Burpo is one of the hardest worker, in tile ranks of the 
Republican party in Passaic County and aside from this is one 
of the most popular. In all the times that he has come before 
the people at an election he has yet to suffer his first defeat. 



Wayne Dumont, one of Paterson's most able lawyers, was 
born in Phillipsburg, April 14, 1871. Educated in local public 
and neighboring preparatory schools, he 
entered Lafayette Coljflge in June, 1888, 
and was graduated with high honors in 
June, 1892, with the degree of Ph.B. 
In later years he has received two addi- 
tional degrees from his Alma Mater, 
Master of Science and Master of Arts. 
He has also been a trustee of Lafayette 
College for a number of years. 

A course in the New York Law 

School completed his college work. He 

came to Paterson and studied in the 

office of Eugene Stevenson and was 

i "*^* e admitted to the bar in February, 1896. 

^|. Hn In February, 1899, he became a coun- 

— * -dlor-at -law, and in further years lias 

been further advanced in the profession. 

In January, 1899, he opened an office for himself. His practice 
now is large and growing and is confined almost wholly to cor- 
poration work. He has never undertaken criminal cases. Much 
of his work is caring for estates, of which he has many in hand. 

He is a member of many well known clubs, including the 
Hamilton Club, the Areola Country Club, and several in New- 
York. He is a Thirty-second Degree Mason, is a member of the 
Mystic Shrine, and an Elk. He is attached to the National 
Guard and ranks as captain. 

On October 26, 1898, lie married Miss Sally Insley Hunt, of 
Easton, Pa. They have two children. Mr. Dumont and his 
family reside in a spacious home on Hamilton Avenue. 


vere to go out in the street and ask the first 
ft who was the best known business man in 
Paterson? a majority of them would 
aine Louis A. Piaget. For thirty years 
e has been in the jewelry business in 
lis city, and during that time has so 
losely interwoven his personality with 
ie business development of Paterson, 
iat it would scarcely seem Paterson 
ithout him. 

(letting along to that age when retire- 
icitt seems to be due the man who has 
nine the heat and burden of the day 
ir many years, he is still active, and 
ist when others take advantage of their 
ears and decide to live easy the re- 
lainder of their days. Mr. Piaget moves 
*om his old stand, establishes his busi- 
ness in a new Location, and begins to 
carry on trade upon a more libera! basis than ever. 

In addition to his business he is active in the civic affairs of 
the city, and has done much to help the churches in their efforts 
at development. All through the years that he has been num- 
bered among I'aterson's leading business men, he has been ready 
to help any movement that has been fur the benefit of Paterson, 
and he has been identified with the business development of the 
city for so many years that Paterson has felt his influence in a 
beneficial way a great many times. Constructive work . of this 
character is never forgotten and Paterson today honors Mr. 
Piaget because of the good he has done the city and for his Ion-. 
active and upright life. 


Among tiu- lawyers of Passaic County. Abram Klenert, ex-Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas, has a high place. He has 
been long in public life and has been 
a faithful worker, no matter to what 
position lie has been called by his fel- 
low citizens. His executive ability and 
ready tact in meeting trying situations 
have helped in many a serious situa- 
tion, where one loss favorably endowed 
would have met disaster 

He was born in Paterson. February 
16, 1869, and received his education in 
grammar schools and the High School. 
and later graduated from the New York 
Law School. After graduation he en- 
tered the office of the late Eugeue 
Emley, formerly Prosecutor of the Pleas, 
and was admitted to the bar in Novem- 
ber, 1899. 
Beginning practice in Paterson he soon built up an enviable 
business and later, associated with his brother, Isadora Klenert, 
the practice continued to grow until it is among the leaders of 

the city and State. Some of the most prominent men in Passaic 
County are numbered mong the clients of the firm. 

A Democrat, in politics he has always taken an active part in 
the work of his party. During the Sessions of mot} and 1907, 
he was a member of the Assembly, and during the latter year was 
the Democratic leader. In 1910. he was appointed Park Commis- 
sioner and held that position until April. 1911, when he resigned 
to become Judge of the Paterson District Court. In March, 1913. 
he resigned this position to become Judge of the Common Pleas, 
which expired April 1, 1917. 

He is a member of the Progress Club, I. 0. B. A.. I. 0. B. B., 
Past Grand Chancellor of New Jersey, of the Knights of Pythias, 
Falls City Lodge. F. & A. M., and American Lodge, I. O. O. F. 


to send 

ve years the people of Paterson have known to whom 
they wanted such work as hauling done expedi- 
tiously and carefully. No man in the 
City has a higher reputation for atten- 
tion to his business and care for the 
wants of his customers than Robert H. 
McDonald. He is fifty-eight years old 
and has lived here all his life. 

When a young man he married Mary 
Holton. They have no children, but 
they have lived long together and are 
considered among the favorites of a large 
circles of Paterson friends. 

Twenty-five years ago or so. he began 
business in a small way, but has added 
to it from year to year until now he 
has one of the largest and most im- 
portant of that class of enterprises in 
Paterson. He looks back with pride 
over the accomplishments of the many years he has been at 
work, and feels gratified with the extent of the business he has 
developed from that small beginning. 

He is a member of B. P. O. E. No. 60. and is an active 
worker, taking part m many of the social affairs which are a 
part of the Elks' activities. He is also a member of the Hamilton 
Club and has done h'm share in the work of that organization. 

He is a Republican and has helped his party upon many occa- 
sions, and is now one of those staunch party men. and ever 
ready to make sacrifices to insure its success. 

In addition to this he is interested in the civic development of 
Paterson and uses his influence wherever he can to assist in the 
proper sort of development. He believes in Paterson and is con- 
fident that its growth in the future will be larger and better than 
it has been in the past. He is one of the subsantial citizens and 
business men who have helped make Paterson what it is today. 


saic County is James J. 
,vas born in New York. 
August 29. 1869, and came to Passaic 
when he was three years old. He was 
educated in the parochial and public 
schools of Passaic and upon completing 
bis education entered the employ of the 
the New York Beefing and Packing 
Company. He later accepted a position 
as bookkeeper with the Gerriken and 
Stewart Lumber Co.. of Garfield, 

Mr. Cowley was Alternate Delegate to 
the Late Congressman Robert G. Brem- 
ner to the Baltimore Convention, at 
which President Wilson was nominated 
in 1912. 

Recognizing bis ability and desiring 
to reward him for his faithful service 
to Democracy, to which he is un- 
swervingly pledged. President Wilson, on May. IS. 1914, appointed 
him Postmaster of Passaic He received the indorsement of 
United States Senator William Hughes, and has served the 
people with unusual tact and ability, 

Mr. Cowley was always an indefatigable party worker until 
h,- was appointed to the office of Postmaster in 1914. and his 
father who was a Civil War veteran was always an ardent 

Dei rat. 

No man in Passaic County, and few in New Jersey, are better 
or more favorably known in social and fraternal circles than 
the genial Postmaster. He is a member of the Knights of Colum- 
bus. Passaic Lodge, No. 387, B. P. O. E., and is National 
President of St. Patrick's Alliance of America. 

In 1S90 he married Miss Rose Ann Blume. one of the most 
popular young ladies of Liberty. N. Y. Four children were 
born from the onion , The happy family reside at 2) Madison 
Street, Passaic. 



\sk anyone who la one ol the most popular men In the 

In i. mi the State, and the} will Invariblj answer 

Hairy Johnson Breen, Alderman from 

Hit Fourth Ward and ticket collector on 

the Erie Railroad. Known to thousands 

ol i imuters from Port Jerrls 

City. Mr. Breen has, bj bis affable 
manner, endeared himself t" patrons of 
tiie railroad t" a degree that has made 
him a valuable employee. His popu- 
larity, however, is not confined to the 
commuters. His fellow employees re- 
gard him in high esteem. Evidence of 
his popularity is shown in the number 
of organizations with which he is affili- 
ated ; the Erie Relief Association, the 
Erie Pension Fund, the Erie Clerks' 
association, and the Brotherhood of 
Railroad Trainmen, have all honored 
him with high offices. The Junior (I. U. A. M. has also honored 
him, electing him Councilor and Representative. He is a mem- 
ber of the Central Republican Club, Wrigley 1'ark Improvement 
a, Ii. of I... Third Ward Outing Club, and the Spanish 
American War Veterans. 

Realizing his admirable qualifications for public office, several 
hundred residents of the Fourth Ward petitioned him to run for 
Alderman. Although not an office seeker, he was induced to 
enter the rare. After a "battle" at the primaries he was nomi- 
nated bj a safe plurality over John Bush. President of the 
Hoard and John Hulme. At tlie general election he was opposed 
by Edward Mohrle, Democrat, and Henry Berger, Socialist. A 
canvass of the votes showed -Mr. Breen to be a winner, receiving 
. plurality Dver bis two opponents. 
Mr Breen niarr.ed Miss Laura May Ackerman in 1SUS. Three 
children have been burn to them: Carrie. John, and Jessie. They 
reside at Km Graham Avenue. 


Henry Crosby Allen was born on May 1 
residence on the corner of Carroll and Va 
city, and has been a "Patersonian" all 
his life, although maintaining a resi- 
dence at Little Falls for the last few 
years. He is a son of the late Samuel 
Colt Morgan Allen, who was a well 
known woolen manufacturer, and Jose- 
phine Crosby Allen, a daughter of the 
late Henry B. Crosby, the "Father of 
the Parks." 

Mr. Allen received his earlier educa- 
tion in the Paterson schools and at 
Saint Paul's School, Garden City, the 
latter from which he graduated in 1889, 
and entered Yale University. He gradu- 
ated from Yale in the class ,,f 1893 with 
the degree of A.B., and from the New 
York Law School in 1895 with the de- 
gree of I. LB. He was admitted to the New- Jersey Bar in 1895 
and has been in practice here ever since that time. He was 
elected to tin- V.'th ( ingress from the then 6th District of New 
Jersev in tlie fall of 1904 to succeed the Hon. William Hughes. 

Mr. Allen maintains his law offices in the Silk CitJ Bank 
Building, is an Executor of the Crosby Estate, and a member of 
i i i . i r i % local organizations. He makes his home with his sister, 
Mrs. Alexander Hurray, at Little Falls. 

is? J, at the family 

Houten streets, this 


One of the best known and most active among Paterson's busi- 
ness men is William A. Arnold. He was born in Ireland and 
educated in the local schools. He is 
essentially a Paterson man and has 
manifested his faith in Paterson on 
more than one occasion. 

For many years he was engaged with 
his brothers in the dyeing business, 
which was carried on under the name 
of Arnold Brothers. When they sold 
their plant to the United Piece Dye 
Works. Mr. Arnold began the develop- 
ment of real estate and the growth of 
Hawthorne, where Mr. Arnold and his 
brothers own considerable properly, lias 
been largely due to the excellent man- 
agement of the Arnold holdings there. 
The properties have been managed con- 
servatively, but in a way to secure a 
desirable class "1 buyers and occupants, now included among the 
best of the city's suburbs. It is growing fast this year: an 
indication of the substantial basis upon which it was founded. 

l! i- to Willi. im A An, old and his brother George, more than 

any oilier tw cn that Paterson is Indebted to the visit of Rev. 

William A Sunday, With the resulting good accomplished 

He has found time during his busy life to Interest himself in 

numerous civic obj.-cts which calculated to improve conditions in 

'I fcy, and a large circle of friends remember his work with 


His home, on Derroni Aicnuc, reflects bis good taste in Inane 

building and is a credit to the city in which it is located. 


mi; In, fifteenth year as County 
figure in Paterson and 

John J. Slater, win, is nnu set 
clerk of Passaic Counts , is a wi 
Passaic especially in political circles. 

His administration of the affairs of the 
office of County Clerk has given universal 

satisfaction during his long term of 

office. This may be seen from the fact 

thai when he was re-elected the second 
time, in 1906, In- was tin- only man on 
the Republican ticket to be victorious. 
No better evidence than this could !«■ 
given of the confidence reposed in him 
by his fellow citizens. 

Mr. Slater was born November 28, 
1842. at Five Cornels, Hudson County, 
which is now a part of Jersey City. He 
first attended school at Lodi and later 
in Paters,, n, where he came ill 18.17. On 
leaving school he worked for a time in 

stores in Paterson. In 1861 he enlisted in tlie Civil War, partici- 
pating in several important battles, including the Second Battle 
of Bull Run. Gettysburg and others. During the last nine 
months of the war, Mr. Slater was detailed as Chief Clerk of 
the Draft Rendezvous at Trenton. 

A few years after the war. Mr. Slater went to Passaic and 
entered the employ of the Passaic Print Works. He served fifteen 
years with that company, rising tu the position of Superintendent 
and Treasurer. For two years he was City Treasurer of Passaic 
and. was a member of the Board of Excise of that city when the 
membership was elective. He was also the first elected Council- 
Man-at-Large in Passaic. 

In April, 1891, Mr. Slater was appointed County Clerk to fill 
out the unexpired term of A. D. Winfield. who died in office. 
The following November he was elected to the office on the Re- 
publican ticket. In 1906 he was re-elected and again in 1911 
and 1916. In the 11*11 election -Mr. Slater received the largest 
majority ever given to a candidate for office in Passaic County. 

Some years ago Mr. Slater became connected with the Passaic 
Trust and Safe Deposit Company and was for a time its Presi- 
dent. Secretary and Treasurer. He is a member of the George 
C. Meade Post, G. A. R.. a life member of the B. P. 0. Elks, 
No. 387, and a member of the Acquackanonck Club of Passaic. 

He married Miss Jemima Hopper in 1871. They had two 
children, both of whom are dead. 


Hugh Campbell Lendrini, President and Treasurer of the Hugh 
C. Lendrim Co., was born on Jersey Street, injhis city, on Feb- 
ruary 13, lS'iS. He is a son of the late 
Thomas Lendrim, a well known black- 
smith of the early days of Paterson. 
After attending the public schools Mr. 
Lendrim served an apprenticeship in the 
plumbing business with John Beaumont 
and remained in the bitter's employ 
until 1893. He then organized bis pres- 
ent business, that of metal ceilings and 
cornices, tinners' and roofers' supplies, 
etc.. at S2 Clay Street, and starting in a 
small way. has up one of the 
largest concerns of the kind in the 

Outside of his large business interests 
Mr. Lendrim has found time to devote 
himself to many organizations of a pub- 
lic and semi-public nature. He has been President of 
pies Building and I. nan Association for thirteen years: he is a 
member of the Board ,,f Managers of the Paterson General Hospi- 
tal, a member of tin- Chamber of Commerce, the Rotarj Club. 
and the Master Plumbers Association; he is Treasurer of the 
Paters,, ii Industrial Company, the Masonic Temple Association: 
the Westminister Presbyterian Church, and Benevolent Lodge. 
Nil 4:,. F. & A. M. : he is a Director of the Silk City Safe 
Deposit and Trust Company, and a member of the Elks and 
Hamilton Clubs 

Mr. Lendrim was married in 1893 to Miss Josephine Lewis, of 
this fiiy. and has two sons. George and Charles, the former 
being employed in his father's business and tin- latter in school. 
The family have lived for many years on Clay Street, but will 
sen occupy a country home in the Preakness Hills, which Is 
now under construction. 




Ask who is the most popular man in 
will answer without hesitation Amos H. 
more friends and no man knows how to 
hold them better. Though he has been 
long in political life and in positions 
where most men would have made ene- 
mies, he has done exactly the reverse 
and has more friends today than when 
he began. 

He was born in Paterson, January 
16. 18711, the son of James Madeline, 
and has lived all Ills life here He was 
educated in Paterson's public schools 
and was graduated from the High School, 
after which he entered his father's shop 
as an apprentice in the blacksmith trade 
He spent a year in a New- York trade 
school, studying evenings. In 1896, he 
entered into partnership with his father 
and brother under the firm name of Jam 

He entered politics in 1SH4. lias been 
the Assembly, has 'Se 
serving a term as W 
was a member of ma 
often sought by pol 
member of the M 

! of James ltadcliffe & Sons, 
las been rive times a member of 
e-year term as Sheriff and is now 
ng his terms in the Assembly he 
it committees and his counsel was 
es as well as friends. He is a 
nd of the 

hatever station in life he has been placed he has acquitted 
himself creditably and is now giving Paterson a businesslike 
administration in the Major's office. 


Among the younger men of the city none stands higher in the 
business community than Hubert Easton, Jr., dealer in auto 
supplies, and head of the quickest auto 
leliverj service in the city. Four years 
igo be started in the express business 
n a small way and since then he has 
.ecu building it up until today it is 

,, f iiu> most modern in this section 

if the country. No man in this section 
,f the countrj has given more thought 
,, the solution of the delivery problem, 
,vitb the result that his deliveries are 
'orty per cent, quicker than the ordinary. 
\lthough mill twenty -eight years of age, 
Mr. Easton has established an envious 
reputation in the business community. 

Mr. Easton is a Republican in politics 

ind although an active worker in the 

ranks he has never sought public office. 

He is a Patersonian, horn and bred, having been educated in the 

public schools. He is a graduate of School No. 3. 

Before he entered upon his business career Mr. Easton was an 
athlete of no mean repute, being a devotee of baseball, basket- 
ball rugby, and running. On the cinder path he has won many 
laurels, being considered one of the fastest men in the county 
He has also distinguished himself in the other lines of sport 

"'Mr' Easton. last. August, married Miss Helen C. Waizenegger 
daughter of Fred Waizenegger. well known barber. They reside 
in an elegantly appointed apartment at 38 Van Houten Street. 


One of the younger barristers of the city is Louis Hlnchlifle. 
He was born in Paterson. and educated in the Paterson public 
schools. He went from here to Ford- 
ham Preparatory School, and then en- 
tered Fordham University. Later, he 
studied law at the New Yolk Law 
School. Opening an office for himself in 
ilu- United Bank Building he has mail.' 
rapid strides in his profession 

II,. t....k an active interest in politics 
from the first. Affiliating himself with 
the Democratic party be lias done much 
for it in Paterson. He was a candi- 
date for the Assembly on the I',- 

, -ratio ticket, and last spring was elected 
a Delegate to the Democratic National 
Convention. He organized the Passaic 
Democratic Club in 1916, was unani- 
mously elected president. 

While he is yet a young man be has made an impression upon 
his party that is lasting. Mr. Hinchcliffe gives every promise of 
becoming one of the leaders of his party, having many of the 
characteristics of his distinguished relatives. That his popu- 
larity is real is shown in the fact that be was high man on 
the Democratic ticket in 1915. He has done much for his parte 
a-d his future as a politician is exceedingly bright. 

He numbers his friends by the hundred, all of whom are 
legion. He is a member of the leading Roman Catholic organi- 
zations and is ready to assist either with his influence or his 
money whenever opportunity offers. Mr. Hinchliffe is a bachelor, 
residing with his parents on upper Broadway. 


Isaac Vermeulen, undertaker of ."..".4 M 
well known throughout Passaic County. 1 
in LS74 and went to old Paterson School 
No. 4. as a boy 

Mr Vermeulen is the son of Abrani 
Vermeulen, an old-time Patersonian, 
known to a great many residents He 
was married in June 1907. He is ex- 
tremely fond of fishing, and is prominent 
in field and stream circles of Paterson 
and Passaic. 

Mr. Vermeulen was Superintendent of 
Fair Lawn Cemetery, and has been in 
the undertaking business for twenty 
years. He is well known as an under- 
taker both in Paterson and Passaic. 
His politics are Republican in sentiment, 
and he has always taken an active in- 
lelest in civic and church work. 


Among Paterson's most popular and hustling business men 
is Krine I'atmos, who for the past ten years has conducted a 
laundry business, and at the present 
time has one of the finest laundries in 
the State, at 4113 Union Avenue. This 
laundry is conducted by Mr. Patmos 
and his son, Adrian E., and is a model 
building in every respect. 

Ten years ago Mr. Patmos started a 
laundry on a small scale and gradually 
Increased the size of the business until 
,.i the present time, the Silk City Wash- 
ing Company, which is the firm name 
of the concern, stands without a peer 
tine new brick build- 
Union Avenue is the present 
lome of the concern, and all the latest 
mproved machinery is used iu wash- 
ing the clothes of people of the city, 
while a large number of wagons and auto trucks are used to 
haul the clothes from customer's homes to the laundry and back. 
Mr. Patmos was born in this city fifty years ago, and received 
his education in School No. 4 on Temple Street. His entire 
life has ben spent in this city. He is married, bis wife's 
maiden name being. Catherine Krepes, and two children were 
horu of the union, all of whom live in Paterson. 

He takes an active interest in the affairs of the Lincoln Club 
and the Jr. O. U A. M.. both of which he is a member anil 
when not otherwise engaged spends his time motoring over the 
roads of the country in his large touring car. In politics Mr. 
Patmos is Republican. 

the State. 


Fred C. Hindle is one of the leading and best known younger 
lawyers of the Passaic County Bar. He is a son of the late 
Charles B. Hindle, and received his 
early education ill the public schools, 
later graduating from Paterson High 
School. He then look up his studies in 
the New York Law School and gradu- 
ated with the degrees of L.L.B. and 
I. I...M 

In lull he was admitted to the Bar 
of the State of New York and practiced 
law with Einar Chrystie, at 39 West 
43rd Street, New York. In 1912 he was 
admitted as an attorney at law of the 
stat, ,.t New Jersey, and in 1915 passed 
the examinations admitting him as a 
Counsellor at Law and Master in Chan- 
Mr. Hindle has practiced law since 
llUil. and during that time has made a fine record for himself 
both in this State and in New York. He has an extensive prac- 
tice and is well liked by all who associate with him in and out 
of business 

He is a staunch Republican in politics and took an active 
interest in the campaign of 1916. He is unmarried and is a 
member of the North Jersey Country Club, the Mecca Club, Fall 
City Lodge, F. & A. M„ and numerous Republican organizations. 


SAMUEL V. S. Ml Z./.V 

Samuel Van s.luh Muzz] was i in Paterson, In 185S Hta 

,,,1,., wa , daughtei ol Judge Van Saun, a descendant of one 
,.t the oldeal families In this vicinity, 

while his rather was from o New Hi 

!, , family. He was educated In the 

i i.i. . Is, the High School and the 

Paterson Seminary. 

In 1867, he entered the Btore owned 
bj s a Van Saun, and In is;:: formed 
i. partnership with Albert Van Saun, 
son of the owner This was dissolved 
in iss-i. when the Interest of Mr 

,1 Mi 

- - 


tsed tii ll.iin and Ed- 
il the llriii lit' Muzzy 
irmed, which has for 
i the most Important In 
seeds and 
a member- 


ship In the American Chamber of Com- 
merce, in Paris, and is Interested In a number of Paterson 
financial Institutions, 

He had a prominent part In the military life of the state. 
enlisting In the National Guard as a private In 1880, and 
eighteen years later was retired as Brigadier General after long 
service as Colonel of the old Si id Regiment. 

He "as appointed a member of the Board of Public Works by 
Mayor Robert It Fordyce and in L916, he was its President. He is 
a member of the Hamilton Club and other organizations. He 
lias been twice married and has three children, one son and two 
daughters He served one term as President of the Old Paterson 
Board "t Trade. 


man to whom Paterson 
; an expe 


Isaac Anderson 
point with pride. In addition to be 
has found time to take a most act 
part in eity affairs. He has attall 
a high rank in several of the best 
known political organizations in Pat- 
erson. An officer of the Southside Ue- 
publican Club he lias wielded much In- 
Suence for good En his section of the 

Last year the people of the Tenth 
Ward realizing his excellent Qualifications 
for public office elected him to the 
Board of Aldermen despite the over- 
whelmingly Democratic complexion of 
the Hard 

Mr. Anderson is fifty-three years old, 
and married, his wife's maiden name 
being Carrie Beatta. For thirty-six years 
Mr. Anderson has been Foreman of the F. 

C pany, one of the largest foundries and 

this section of the country. 

Since becoming a member of Hie Board of Aldermen, Mr. 
Anderson has represented his constituents in a manner that has 
won for him much praise. He is the sponsor of several ordi- 
nances calculated to benefit the city. 

An expert angler he takes much pleasure in fishing, on every 
occasion bringing home a record catch. Mr. Anderson resides 
With bis wife and three children, in a spacious home at 58 
Knickerbocker Avenue, 


chine shops in 

am .1. St. Lawrence, a leading member of the Passaic 
Bar. was born in Paterson, and has lived here his whole 

Mr. St Laurence was educated at 
Si. John's Parochial School, and Tall- 
man's Seminary in this city, and after- 
wards was sent to St. Charles College, 
Ellicott City. Maryland, and from there 
to Seton Hall College, South Orange, 
New Jersej . where he was graduated in 
the class of LS72. with a degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, and two years later 
received a degree of Master of Arts. 

After his graduation from Seton Hall 
College, he took up the study of law 
in Judge A. B. Woodruff's offices, and 
was admitted to practice by the New 
Jersey Supreme Court, at the June term, 
life, he was fond of athletics, and was 
known throughout this section and at college as a great base- 
ball player. 

He organized the Olympic Baseball Club, which was then 
considered one of the best semi-professional clubs in the country. 

At that time 

gig father Patrick St, Lawrei was ■ of the ploneei con 

tractors ami builders of this section or New Jersey, and was 
noted as a bridge builder, having I I most ol bridges along 

William J. si Lawrence married Miss Josei le I 

school teacher of ibis citj 

Two children cam,, of the marriage, Mi lame I Donnelly, 

wife ..i a pr Inenl lawyer ol New fork City, ■> WU 

I,,,,, p <i Lawrence, practicing phisiclan ol in. ami citj 

William i st Lawrence was the ilrsi Stamp Deputj of Internal 
Revenue in the Citj of Paterson, ami at one time was appointed 

District Court Clerk. Later be was al ted Actlnj Re 'der 

i,j u„. !•,, lie- and Fire Commission tor the th "t August 

"a' it, rder, Mr. si. Lawrence was n I for the mptness 

;„,,, dispatch Ol bis rulings and tin sistency with Which M 

carried thet it Me eliminated tiresome questioning and red 

, .,.„.•■ as much as possible from ibe proceedings and rUsml bo 

,1,., cases with these simple rulings: "complaint dismissed, 'not 

g U ,lty» ,„ "gt " as the case might be, and so made short work 

of what ked like long drawn out trials. ,,.,.. 

II,. wa s in all things fair, and just, and his decisions were 

'"'ll'i's n.n!!''o!,''t'be''bei',el!''i's' pleasiirabli remembered by the city, 
„„. p^ce, and even the unfortunates who happened to run afoul 
,,f the law, 


One of the most active and hardest Working business men of 

Paterson is Edo Van winkle, head of the firm 01 J. A. van 
Winkle Company, one of the leading 
hardware and mill supply houses ol the 

State. Paterson has always had a num- 
ber of distinguished families bj that 
name from the very earliest date and 
he is a good representative of the family. 
He is what they term in modern parlance 
a bustler and is ready to spend either 
his time or money, or both, for anything 
which will benefit the community ami 
Increase its prestige in any direction 

He lias born in Paterson, June 1, 
1868, and is a direct descendant in the 
eighth generation of Jacob Wallillgen 
Van Winkle, who came to New Amster- 
dam in the Dutch ship "King David.'' 
in Hi::." This ancestor shortly after 

pushed out int.. the wilderness and eventually creeled a home 
for himself upon the present site of Paterson. 

The boy Edo, was educated in the grade schools of Paterson. 

graduating from the High Sch mil later from Sieves Institute, 

which he entered at. fifteen years of age. 

His fuller J A Van Winkle, founded the hardware business 
in ibis citv the very day Edo was born. When the young man 
was sixteen years old he entered the store. In 1902, the father 
retired leaving the business to his two sons. January ,S. 1.114 
II irn Van Winkle died The following month Edo purchased his 
dead brother's interest in the firm and took in an employee as 
partner. The business has grown steadily ever since, notwlth- 
stindiii" a tire ill December. 1912. 

He is a former member of the famous Seventh Regiment, 
N Y N G and is still a member of its veteran corps. He 
is' an Elk On February 21. 1906, he married Miss Cora toll 
Brunham LeVien, of Brooklyn. They have four children. 


of Paterson, 

Although still a young man. Th as L. Coyle 

occupies .me of the most responsible positions in the 

probable, however, that never in the 

history of the city has the position 

been more creditably filled and what 

Mr Coyle lacks in years he makes up 

in abilily. energy and close attention 

to duty. 

Mr. Coyle is Chief of the Palcl'soii 
Fire Department ami on his shoulders 
rests a responsibility that few would 
rare to be burdened with. He. however, 
bas given his body and soul to the work, 
with the result that the citizens of 
Paterson feel that they are very fortu- 
nate in having so able and conscientious 
a man filling so important a position. 

Mr Coyle was born in Jersey City. 
April 9, 1S77. but as his parents moved 

to Paterson when he was two years old. he feels that h- - 
entitled to be called a "native son." He was educated in the 
P SbUc schools am, later worked in various capacities in Hie silk 
business His connection with the Fire Department dates from 
Jai uary 13. 1904, when he was first appointed. On August 22, 



19U8, he was made Lieutenant and his appointment to the high- 
est position in the department came on July 1, 1912. Thus it 
will be seen that Chief Coyle rose to the front rank about eight 
years after he entered the department — a record that is rarely 
equalled by a man in any walk of life and probably has never 
been approached by any member of a city fire department. 

Though he has been at its head only about four years, the 
Paterson Fire Department has taken on new life under Chief 
Coyle. He is remarkable because of his unbounded enthusiasm 
and wonderful energy and he has succeeded in imparting much 
of it to the men who are under him. He gives his entire time 
to his work and his own unselfish attention to duty has set the 
new men under him an example that they all are eagerly fol- 

t'nder Chief Coyle the latest improvements in the apparatus 
for fighting fires are being introduced and the department is 
strictly up to date. In August, 1910, while Chief Coyle was a 
lieutenant, he spent a month in New York City learning some 
of the methods of fighting fires used in that place. He says 
he learned much of value during that brief but eventful period, 
and the Paterson Department has reaped the benefit. 

Chief Coyle belongs to no clubs, social or fraternal organizations 
.and he is not married. All his time is devoted to the Paterson 
Fire Department. 


One of the most prominent men in legal circ 
County is former District Court Judge William \V 
now has law offices in the People's 
Bank Building at Passaic. He has been 
a lawyer for the past twenty-four years 
and in that time has built up one of 
the finest law practices in the State. 
For fifteen years he was Judge of the 
Passaic District Court, and during that 
time acquired an enviable reputation 
for fairness and ability in the per- 
formance of the duties of this office. 

On April 1, 1917. he was appointed 
Judge of the Common Pleas for a term 
of five years, which position he now 

Mr. Watson was born in Passaic 
forty-seven years ago and received his 
early education in the Passaic public 
schools, Phillips Exeter Academy and 
Columbia College Law School, after which he 
the bar. 

admitted to 


As proprietor of one of Paterson's largest and most modern 
sheet music and musical goods emporiums, William F. Miller 
has built up an extensive business, and 
at the same time, a reputation for fair 
business policies which is unsurpassable. 
His store is the rendezvous for many 
musicians of the city and vicinity who 
seek to obtain the latest and best of 
the musical selections. 

He has been established at this loca- 
tion for the past nineteen years and 
previous to embarking in business and 
co-incidental with it. be has been a 
piano teacher and church organist in 
this city for thirty years in different 
Paterson churches, and has a reputation 
for musical attainments which is wide 
in its scope and classic in its character. 

Mr. Miller was born in this city and 
secured his early education in the public schools of this city. 
His musical education was acquired in this city and in musical 
centres of the United States. In addition to other affiliations 
Mr. Miller is connected with the Musician's Club o£ Paterson, 
of which organization he is Treasurer. 

In politics Mr. Miller is a Republican and though not an office 
seeker is considered one of the staunch men of the party. He 
is married, his wife being Miss Mary W. Marshall, of this city, 
and they have been blessed with three children, two sons and a 

In a city which has become famous as having a music loving 
populace. Sir. Miller is recognized as a leader. 


George H. Hahn, plumbing contractor of 1ST Main Avenue, 
I 'ass. i it-, enjoys a wide acquaintance throughout the county, by 
reason of his magnetic personality. For 
seventeen years he has served the people 
with facilities unsurpassed in the couu- 
ty. So keen is his judgment on sani- 
tary installation that his advice is 
often sought. Evidence of the high 
quality of his work is shown by the 
many large contracts awarded to him. 
Many of Passaic's most prominent build- 
ings stand as a model to his skill. His 
showrooms are the personification of 
neatness, presenting a most attractive 

Mr. Hahn is independent in polities 
and although he has. never sought pub- 
lic office, he has always evinced a keen 
interest in the government of the city. 
State and Nation. He has ever striven for clean government 
and when bis presence is needed he can always be depended 
upon to be on the firing line. 

Mr. Hahn was born in Paterson. January 14. ISTii, and received 
bis early education in the local public schools. When a young 
man he moved to Passaie where he has since resided. In May. 
1897, he married Miss A. Gavin, of Paterson. Four children 
were born of the union. Mr. Hahn is a member of the Passaic 
Lodge of Elks, the Acquackanonck Club, and the Knights of 


Henry a reed wire manufacturer and dent make: 
a place of business at 190-192 Oak Street, is one of Paterson 
foremost and reliable business men. His 
products are much in demand among 
reed manufacturers of the city and his 
growing business has from time to time 
necessitated increases in factory space 
and equipment. 

Born in Lenox. Mass.. fifty-four years 
ago. Mr. Timm received his early edu- 
cation in the schools of that city and 
in the adjoining town of Pittsfleld. He 
came to Paterson twenty-six years »go, 
and after working for many years in 
this line of business established him- 
self five years ago as the head of his 
own company. Since that time he has 


been liigl 

ly s 






is affiliated 

with Du- 



Loiee a 

Odd Fello\v« 

and while interested in 
ill. development of this organization, devotes most of his time 

Mr Timm is a married man, his wife being before marriage. 
Miss Bertha R. King. They have been blessed with five children, 
and rind Paterson an ideal location for home and business pur- 


Although Paterson enjoys a reputation second to none as a 
silk dyeing center. Charles W, Gaede reared from childhood in 
the business which he has chosen as 
his life's vocation has attained a superi- 
ority that is the envy of the most 
talented dyers. 

Mr. Gaede is Secretary of the Gaede 
Silk Dyeing Company, specialists in 
skein silk dyeing. The plant at Fourth 
Avenue and River Street, is the acme of 
perfection, containing the most modern 
contrivances known to the trade. He 
was horn in Paterson in 18S2. At an 
early age he displayed a natural tend- 
ency for the dyeing business and imme- 
diately after school hours he could be 
found at his fathers plant. After leav- 
ing school he secured employment with 
his father one of the oldest dyers in 

the country. Displaying ability of an unusual character, be made 
rapid strides in the business, quickly advancing to a position 
of responsibility and trust. In 19113 his father sent him to 
Europe to study the art as practiced in the silk centers there. 
He remained there until 1905, learning methods of Incalculable 
benefit to himself and the business with which he is connected. 

Not content with the knowledge so acquired he secured posi- 
tions with firms in other dyeing centers. In 1909, lie accepted 
a lucrative position as manager with a very large silk dyeing 
company, but resigned in 1914 to affiliate himself again with his 

Although he is a man who has always attended closely to 
business, he has however, found time to devote to social and 
fraternal organizations. He is an active and popular member of 
Paterson Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E., and the North Jersey Auto 

In 1912 Mr. Gaede married Miss Matailda Muhs. daughter of 
the late Henry Muhs; one child was born from the union. 



sketch, Samuel Holt, 

The Mil..., . ol 
Turkish towel manufacturers In this cot 
Paterson In issi iiis goods are known 

tn almost every first-class si for 

their standard quality, originality and 
design. Mis planl Is located at US 
Straight Street Mr. Holt lias always 
given his Individual attention to all 
his work and it is duo to this that he 

of the leading 



ough knowledge 


tin* manufacture 



aklng a specialty of 
highest grade Turkish towels and novel- 
ties m sin, and cotton, catering i" the 

exclusive trade. Mr. Holt's g is were 

mi exhibition at the Textile Show in 
Newark in lull!. The Newark Sunila.v 

Call said : "Fascinating are the towels 

ami tern novelties in the ease equipped 

by Samuel Holt, and show how a usually prosaic thing may be 

turned into ;i work of art." 

Samuel Holt, Sr., grandfather of the present owner was the 
Inventor ol the Turkish towel loom In England and was the 
tlrst to start in the manufacture of Turkish towels iii this coun- 
try. Iii polities Mr. Holt is strictly Republican, He has also 
been interested in musical organizations, being a member of 
Local No -is. A. F. of M., and the Paterson Symphony Orchestra. 


Numbered among the many hustling business men of Paterson 
is the genial William It. Gaede, Treasurer of the Gaede Silk 
Dyeing Company, Fourth Avenue and 
River street. Mr. Gaede is one of the 
greatest hustlers in the city and can 
always he found among those who are 
working for the interest of the city at 

Mr. Gaede was born in Paterson and 
received his early education in the local 
public and private schools. After leav- 
ing school he entered the employ of 
his father. Determined to acquire fur- 
ther knowledge of the dyeing Industry 
in Europe, his father sent him to the 
silk centers of Germany. France, and 
Switzerland in 1903 to stndy their meth- 
ods of dyeing. He remained there for 
over two years working in various dye- 
ing plants. Upon his return he entered the employ of his father, 
hut in 1909 he accepted a position as manager with a large 

dyeing tin with whom he remained for over Ave years. 

resigning in 1914 to re-engage in business with his father and 
brother who at present are conducting one of the largest in- 
dependent dyeing establishments in this country, at this time 
being Treasurer of the concern. 

In 1912 he married Miss Helen Davenport. Two beautiful 
children add gladness to the Gaede home. 

Mr. Gaede is also prominent in the fraternal world and is a 
member of the Paterson Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E., Royal 
Arcanum, and North Jersey Automobile Club. He takes an 
active interest in outdoor sports of every description. 



destined to exceed even his present brilliant record 
is tlie belief of everyone who knows ex-Assemblyman Joslafa 
Dadley. Although still a young man, 
he has gained fame in his chosen 'pro- 
fession, that of the law, and he has 
made an excellent Representative of 
the people in the State Legislature. 

Mr. Dadley was horn in Coventry, 
England. He secured his education in 
the public schools of Paterson. At the 
age of thirteen he went to work in the 
silk mills aud became a silk ribbon 
weaver. From the beginning the crown- 
ing ambition of his life was to become 
a lawyer. He studied evenings and 
passed the preliminary examination 
which entitled him to register as a law 
student. He then entered the evening 
Class ,.f the New York Law School and 
was graduated in June. 1907, and was admitted to the liar as an 
attorney the same month. Mr. Dadley was admitted as a coun- 
sellor at the June term. 1910. He immediately started prac- 
ticing and rapidly built up an extensive clientele. Although 
a lawyer of note he has won additional recognition in another 
respect There is probably no man in the county who is bet- 
ter qualified to pass on the stability of investments. This is 
proven by his own success and the numerous properties he bas 

in Ids charge The abllltj with wbJc bandies these mat- 
ters and the general satisfaction that results to all Concerned 

has won for him the confidence of his clients. 

He was elected to the Assembly in rue. bj a plurality of 
1,339 "Hi John it Fitzgerald, the highest candidate mi the 
Democratic ticket Although ins experience In the Legislature 

has been brief, he wielded great influence there. He Tried 

Miss Helen Haenlchen, ol P i ion, In April, 1916 


Charles it. Newman, Electrical Engineer and Contractor of 
Passaic, enjoys the distinction of having s btrthdaj once In 
every four years. Mr. Newman was 
horn February -".'. ism, and as a conse- 
quence only has one-quarter as i j 

birthdays as his fellow men. Hut what 
his birthdays lark in number are made 
up for in point of celebration. Once 
every four years, aboul a month pre- 
vious to the date. Mr. Newman's friends 
make lavish preparations for the "ses- 
sion" which Invariably proves to he the 

Crowning social event of the season 

Vivid recollections of these festivities 

are cherished by many of the county's 

most prominent men. 

.Mr. Newman was horn in Jersey City 
and at three years of age his parents 
moved t.. Sterling. He received pre 
llminary education in Hie public schools of Sterling. 11,- later 
studied electrical engineering and in 1895 entered business for 
himself. From the beginning his business prospered, largely 
because of his determination and unusual efficiency. Today the 
business enjoys a reputation second to none in this section of 
the state. His store, at 17% Howe Avenue. Passaic, is one of 
the most attractive of its kind to he found anywhere. 

As a clubman Mr. Newman is exceedingly popular, holding 
active membership in the Passaic Lodge of Elks, AcquackanoncK 
Club, The Royal Arcanum, The Electrical Engineers, Jovians' 
Club of the I'nited States, and the National Electrical Con- 
tractors' Association. His residence at 414 Passaic Avenue Is 
one of the most attractive in Passaic. Mr. Newman resides 
with his wife and two children. Roland, nineteen years, and 
Chester, sixteen years. As an angler few men excel him. Every 
year he takes several weeks' vacation to pursue his favorite 


Anton L. Pettersen, of Passaic, was born in Bergen. Norway. 
in 1867, of a family that traces its ancestry hack for a period 
of ovrr .".mi years. His father was one 
of the leading merchants of Bergen, 
where Mr. Pettersen received his early 
education, and later entered the Bergen 
Polytechnic College from which institu- 
tion he was graduated as a civil and 
mechanical engineer. In 1S87 he came 
to this country and procured employ - 
ment with the Lehigh Valley Railroad 
with which company he held a respon- 
sible position in the engineering de- 
partment. After several years servici 
with this company he went to Passaic 
and associated himself with Wise and 
Wilson, civil engineers of that city. 
With the exception of two years spent 
in Europe studying specialties in the 
engineering profession he has always lived in Passaic. 

sine,, his arrival in Passaic lie lias always taken an interest 
in civic affairs. His vast experience in the construction of 
municipal works has made him a valuable citizen, who has been 
ever ready to devote his knowledge toward the advancement of 
his resident city. As an appreciation of his untiring interest 
in the affairs of Pass lie the voters of Passaic County saw tit 
to send him to the State Legislature as one of its Representa- 
tives. In the Assembly he was active in the advocacy of several 
important hills, particularly the trunk sewer construction. 

Mr. Pettersen was elected to the Board of Freeholders of Tas- 
saic County aud was one of the original seven members of this 
body when it changed from the large to the small board. He 
also served as City Engineer of the city of Passaic for a period 
of live years: member of the Board of Health of that cit.y 
for seven years, and one of the five members to investigate 
and report on the Passaic River navigation proposition, ap- 
pointed by President Wilson, when Governor of our Stale. 

Mr. Pettersen is a member of the lodges of Masons. Elks, 
and is President cf the Acquaekanonck Club, in which organiza- 
tions he has taken an active part. At the present time he is 
engineer for the boroughs of Garfield and Wallington. Bergen 
County, and conducts an extensive private business as Civil and 
Consulting Engineer in the city of Passaic. 


proprietor of one 


Joseph (I. Martin, paper box manufacturer 
of the largest establishments of its kind ii 
present located In the Price Mill, 130- 
1411 Broadway, where he has been for 
the past five years. He ..tailed as a 
clerk fur Mr. Price in his shirt mill 
and worked in that business for Lbout 
ten years, when he and .Mr. Price en- 
tered the paper box nufacturing 

business. They continued as partners 
for seven years, when Mr. Price rttired. 

After the retirement of Mr. Price, the 
subject of this sketch continued in the 
paper box manufacturing business and 
soon added ribbon-blocks and silk reels 
to the line of goods which he manu- 
factures. At the present time Mr. 
Martin is one of the largest ribbon- 
block manufacturers in the state. 

Mr. Martin was born in Sweden, and came to this country 
twenty-six years ago, settling in this city where he has since 
been a resident. He is one of the most popular men in the 
city, enjoying a wide friendship among all classes. He has 
been urged on many occasions to seek political office, but has 
always steadfastly refused to be drawn into the political arena, 
claiming that his business duties were too pressing. 


Paterson and Passaic County has hundreds of popular citizens 
hut one of the most popular within the bounds of the count} is 
the genial DeWitt c Worden, the real 
estate and insurance dealer of 126 
Market Street. While engaged selling 
insurance and pieces of land Mr. Wor- 
den travels to all sections of the county 
and wherever he goes he numbers his 
friends by the scores. 

Mr. Worden was born in this city and 
received his education in the schools of 
this city, and graduated from the High 
School in 1900. He worked in various 
positions until fifteen years ago when 
he embarked in the real estate and 
insurance business. He is now asso- 
ciated with his father in the business 
under the firm name of Geo. H. Worden 
& Son who are the managers of the 
National Fire Insurance Co. 

The subject of this sketch is single and in his spare time can 
usually be found at stone of the nearby brooks or streams fishing, 
as he is a great lover of this sport. In fraternal circles Mr. 
Worden is also prominent, being a member of the Odd Fellows, 
Royal Arcanum, and Order of Stags. Paterson and Passaic 
Countj should be proud in having a man of his calibre among 
their citizens as he can always he found working hard for the 
interests of the community In which he lives. 


Perhaps n ic person is better known or n 

the younger political element of the city than 
Under-Sherifl of Passaic County. Oulv 
thirty-seven years of age. Mr. McCutch- 
60D has risen to a position of strength 
which is the envy of many older politi- 
cians in the county. 

Since he was ten years of age Mr. 
McCutcheon has been a wage earner. 
leaving school at that time to become 
a messenger boy. At thirteen he had 
risen to the position of operator and 
was connected with the New York office 
of the Western Union, lb- resigned this 
position four years later to accept a 
position with the American Telegraph 

and Telephone C pany and two years 

later was raised to Wire Chief for this 
company in Troy. N. V. He was trans- 
ferred back to New- York and after several years resigned to 
take care of the wire system of a prominent New York stock exchange 
house. After twelve years in this position he resigned to accept 
the secretaryship tendered him by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce. 

While working as a telegrapher he was Vice-President of the 
Commercial Telegrapher's League for several years, and was a 
delegate to the International Convention of that organization, 
held in Detroit in 1914. representing the United States am! 
Canada. Incidentally he is still a member of this union. 

Since his entry into public life, as the Secretary to Mayor 
Robert H. Fordyce, Mr. McCutcheon has enjoyed a vogue of 
popularity which has carried him along to the eminence which 

he now occupies and promises still further, to carry him to 
unlimited heights. 

In turn, all within the space of three years. Mr. McCutcheon 
has been Secretary to the Mayor, a City Tax Assessor and now 
Under-Sheriff to William B. Burpo. This position was granted 
to him for his shrewd management of the campaign of Sheriff 
Burpo. It is hardly necessary to say that Mr. McCutcheon is a 
Republican and although a regular in many senses of the word, 
has progressive or advanced tendencies. He is Secretarj of the 
Central Republican Club and has been highlj instrumental in 
making this club the largest political organization in the State. 

Fraternally the Under-Sheriff is affiliated with the SI and 

Jr. O. U. A. M. In both of these organizations Mr. .McCutcheon 
is recognized as a leader and lie is ever ready to lead a move- 
ment which makes for betterment. 

Unfortunately for the young ladies of the city Mr. McCutcheon 
is already married and heads a charming family circle of three. 


Few men in Paterson enjoy a wide 
acquaintanceship than George H. Worden. 
and educated in the public schools of tie 
city in whose advancement he has always 
shown a deep interest. Mr. Worden 
possesses a reputation of which any 
Patersonian might well feel proud. Dur- 
ing his earlier years lie was known 
among the social circles as one who had 
the distinctive faculty of creating enter- 
tainment at all events to which he was 
always a welcomed guest. Aside from 
this he devoted much time in gathering 
the principles of business in which he 
has been unusually successful. For the 
past thirty years -Mr. Worden has been 
engaged in the real estate and fire in- 
surance business and at the present time 
has offices in the Silk City Safe Deposit 
and Trust Building. 

He is a member of the Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, and the 
National Union, in which organizations lie is regarded as an 
active and valuable member. He is widely known among the 
fraternal men of the city as a man who is ever ready to uphold 
the principles of the organization of which he is a member, ami 
always willing to extend the spirit of fraternity when needed. 

In sportdom he has a special aptitude for fishing. When 
business allows a few spare hours he makes his way toward 
the streams throughout the State and finds recreation from the 
busy atmosphere of his office. He is a man of strong home ties 
and" enjoys the amicable friendship of every acquaintance he has 
ever made. 

Mr. Worden is married and has one sou who is associated 
with him under the firm name of Ceo. H Worden & Son, Man- 
agers of the National Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn. 


William Stafford, one of t lie best known funeral directors in 
the State was born in Paterson, June S, 1861, and lias lived 
here all his life. He attended St. 
John's Parochial School and after his 
graduation worked in various positions 
until 1892 when he went into business 
for himself as a funeral director. From 
the day he began business he was suc- 
cessful and at the present time he is 
recognized as one of the leading funeral 
directors in the State. 

At the beginning Mr. Stafford's busi- 
ness was small but by close attention 
and the adoption of modern business 
ideas, it grew year by year .n\d today 
he has one of the most up-to-date fun- 
eral parlors in the State at 417 .Main 
Street, where he has always conducted 
his business Not only is Mr. Stafford 

well equipped to direct and conduct funerals but with his fine 
equipment of horses and carriages is well prepared to furnish 
transportation for weddings and all other social events. 

Mr Stafford is married, his wife's maiden name being Mary 
E. Drury. who at one time was the leading soprano of St. John's 
U C Church, His two sons, John A. and Bernard L. Stafford 
are both practicing lawyers. John A. Stafford was at one time 
President of the Board of Public Works, and Bernard L. Stafford 
is the Chairman of the Democratic County Committee and Sec- 
retary of the Passaic County Tax Board. Mr. Stafford, Sr., is 
also a Democrat and a few years ago was a candidate for Coroner 
on that ticket. He served as a member of the Board of Edu- 
cation under Mayor Beveridge in 1891 and under Mayor Braun 
in 1895. He was also a member of the board during Mayor 
McPride's term. 

The subject of this sketch is a member of the State Board 



of Undertakers and Embalmera, to winch position he waa ap- 
pointed bj Gorernoi lames P Fielder on Marco --. 1915. He 
is prominent In musical circles and in pasi years has taken 

part iii many events f"r charity. He is also pr Inent In fra- 

i.rn.ii circles -Hoi Is n member of St, John's Sunday School 
Teachers Association, Paterson Council No. -l". Knights "f 
Columbus, St. Patrick's Alliance, Holy Name Society of St. R I l hurcb and Paterson Lodge No. 60, It. P. 0. E. 

to b Mr. Alyea has round time for social diversions Be 

is o member of the Heptasoph . Rotary, and Hamilton Clubs 

Mr Alyea is married and resides with his wif,- and family In 
a spacious residence at 708 Easl Twentj third Streel His main 

office and i sea are located at the Wagaran I *- 1 i ■ i ^ • . Riverside, 

Paterson, and o branch is maintained al Slater Btreet, and the 
n, i.. A \v it it Ice of the flnesl quality can be secured 
.it either one of the places anj i of the year. 


An early Inculcation of the abuses to which dumb creatur 
arc subjected prompted John Grossgebauer to espouse tli*. 

i u-i i ml for the past ten years Mr. 

tuer has been Indefatigable as 

President of Ihe Passaic Count] District 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 


\ |i adi i In numerous actlt Itles foi 
charity as well as the welfare of the 
city and its Inhabitants, Ur G 
bauer was chosen President of the 

a after its 

Inauguration by Mayor Koht, II. Por- 
dyce in 1915, In their pursuit of this 
noble work for the "kiddles," the Com- 
mission struck one snag after another, 
from political and other quarters. The 
thicker these obstacles appeared, the 
harder Mr. Grossegebauer and his fel- 

ssioners fought, After two years and alt hlndr :ea 

were overcome and the work well started, then .Mr. Grossgebauer 
severed his connection with the Commission owing to pressure of 
oilier business. 

.Mr. tirossgebauer is forty-four years of age and was born in 
Kll'crfeld. Germany. He received his first education in public 
school, thereafter attending a university preparatory school for 
seven years. He then served three years as an apprentice, and 
one year as clerk in a silk manufacturing concern of his native 
city. He came to America in 1890, securing his first position 
with the commission house of Frederick Vietor & Achells, New 
York. Some seven years thereafter he started in the manu- 
facturing business in a modest way, having saved $750.00 which 
comprised bis working capital. With this lie formed the Columbia 
Ribbon Company, now located at Haledon. N. J., which firm now 
does a large business and is a recognized leader in the manu- 
facture of ribbons. 

Mr. Grossgebauer is married and has a charming family, com- 
posed of himself, Mrs. Grossgebauer and three children. 

In politics he has been normally independent with perhaps a 
Republican leaning. He is very fond of athletic sports, his fav- 
orite diversion being borsehacking. 

He is a member of the Hamilton Club. Rotary Club, Chamber 
of Commerce, Beethoven Lodge. 154. Mystic Shrine, Elks, Wood- 
men of the World. Mozart Club, Paterson Turn Verein. National 
Security League, North Jersey Automobile Club, and others. 

During bis two terms as Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce 
Mr. Grossgebauer has been a leading light in the fight for im- 
proved industrial conditions and for a bigger and better Paterson. 


When it conies to the ice business there are few recognized 
authorities that excel Thomas II. Alyea, wholesale and retail 
dealer iii certified lake and mountain 
ice. For nineteen years be lias served 
ihe people of Paterson witli ice of a 
Quality unexcelled in this country. 

He first entered the ice business in 
1S07 and in 1000 he consolidated with 
c Ice Company, Phineas Bridge, 
P. I). Henderson and the Manchester 
Lake Ice Company under the firm name 
of the Paterson Consolidated Ice Com- 
pany. This consolidation continued until 
tile beginning of 1902, when Phineas 
Bridge, P. D. Henderson, and the Man- 
chester Lake Ice Company, withdrew from 
the company and the same was continued 
by the late Peter H. Hopper and Thomas 
H. Alyea, until December 1. 1910, when 

Mr. Alyea withdrew from the Paterson Consolidated Ice Company 
and started in business for himself. At his present location he 
has built up the business until today it enjoys a reputation second 
to none in the community. Taking as his motto, "purity and ser- 
vice." Mr. Alyea has endeavored to serve the public so as to give 
entire satisfaction to all. 

Mr. Alyea is a direct descendent of an old Bergen County 
family, having been born on the old Alyea homestead at Fair- 
lawn. Bergen County, which has been in the family for the 
past century. Although a man that has always stuck closely 


Prominent in both social and labor circles is the subject "f 
iiiis sketch, Thomas P. Morgan, who has been Identified with the 
labor movement in Paterson and Pas- 
saic Count} tot the past twenty years 
Mr. Morgan has always worked hard 
f.,r the Interests of the working man and 

is prominently Identified with al st 

every Labor movement of any size in 
ihc city. 

Mr. Morgan was horn iii Providence, 

It. 1 i May 2, 1870, but came to 

Pater when he waa three years old 

He attended school in this city and 
when fifteen years old secured a posi- 
tion in one of tlie local silk nulla and 
soon became a weaver. He worked at 
this branch of the silk business for 

threi years and then took up I i 

fixing. He worked as a loomflxer for 

seven years and his efforts to secure better cond 

workers and his active Interest in the loomflxers' 

organization secured for him t 

organization, a position that lie 

each year. 

Mr. Morgan has always been a bard worker for the interest 
of Paterson and lias always taken an active interest in the 
politics of the city. He has been the Democratic candidate for 
Assembly and Surrogate from this county hut when bis parly 
went down to defeat Mr. Morgan was also forced to suffer 
defeat. He was President of the Trades and Labor Council for 
seven years and a delegate to thai body for the past sixteen 
years. He has been a delegate to the A. F. of L. Convention 
twice and a delegate to various State conventions 
times. He is married and lives with his 
their home. 14 Twenty-second Avenue. 

id twisters' 
position of secretary of that 
held, being re-elected 

number of 
rife and two sons at 


young man has made a 
the business activities of 

Valentine A. Whitla although still a 
place for himself among the leaders in 
Passaic and the surrounding counties. 
Mr. Whitla was born in Paterson and 
educated in the local public schools, 
graduating with honors from the Pater- 
son High School. Always of an ener- 
getic and tireless disposition he entered 
upon bis business career after the com- 
pletion of his school work with every 
qualification that makes for success. 
Realizing the necessity of a practical 
knowledge of accounting and general 
office practice, he entered the employ of 
one of the large insurance companies. 
After acquiring the office training he de- 
sired and finding the routine of an 
Office becoming irks ■ he left the in- 
surance company to m-age in business 

for himself. Through strict attention to business, exceptional 
energy and a natural ability to approach the public, he built up 
a successful business of his own. Not satisfied with bis success 
and feeling the call . to a broader field of activity, he gave up 
his own business to enter the employ of George A. Myers & Co., 
[nc, if Paterson. Here he again demonstrated that attention to 
detail and untiring effort coupled with fair and upright dealing 
that nukes for success. He has made and held his friends until 
today there is no man in the hardware business hereabouts 
better Informed or more favorably known than Valentine A. 
Whitla. He is now Secretary and Manager of George A. Myers 
& Co., Inc.. and a dominant factor in the activities of the 
company. He is continually broadening his field of activity and 
that of the company, so that today business, in considerable 
volume, is being brought to Paterson that would otherwise go to 
the large centers. 

Mr. Whitla married Miss Anita C. Myers in 1911. He has one 
child, a boy, of whom he is justly proud. 

Mr, Whitla is possessed of a fine smile of humor and takes 
a keen enjoyment in all outdoor sports, although in no sense a 



James Powers MeNair, Postmaster, born in Paterson, December 
1. 1869, is the son of William and Julia McNair, nee Powers. 
He attended Public Schools Nos. 6 and 
10. He was then apprenticed in the 
plumbing trade, serving one year with 
Andrew J. Rogers, and four years with 
James Kearney. He had the honor of 
receiving the first appointment at the 
hands of Mayor Christian Braun, in 
December. 181*3, when he was named a 
member of the local Board of Health. He 
was the first postmaster iu an office 
of the first class to be appointed by 
President Wilson, April 28, 1913. Mr. 
MeNair's family is numbered among the 
first settlers of Paterson. His grand- 
father James Powers, settled here in 


Jacob Lang, practicing Osteopath, of 45 W 
was born in Zurich, Switzerland, Februar 
been known in this city for nearly 
twenty -five years. 

Dr. Lang was graduated from the 
College of Osteopathy, Philadelphia, and 
previous to this attended the New York 
College of Nature Cures and Hydropathy, 
and for some years was an instructor 
in pbysical work at the Riverside Turn 

He came to this country in 1892 ; 
married Anna Stejskal November 19, 
19U4 ; has two children ; is a member 
of the I. O. O. F. Lodge and belongs 
to the Empire Bowling Club of Paterson. 
Bowling is his favorite sport and prac- 
tically the only recreation that he has 
time for, as his practice is large and 

requires all of his time and energy. He is a member of the 
Theosophical Society. His political sentiments lean toward the 
Republicans, but be is very highly thought of by every one, and 
has for a long time been considered one of Paterson's most 
prominent citizens. 


and county are he- 
Edward F. Murphy, 
one of Paterson's younger barristers. 
they have a champion, who will one day 
rise to a high position in political ranks. 
Only twenty-four years of age, he has 
shown himself an able and energetic 
campaign orator, an orator whose utter- 
ances tingle with firebrands of logic. 

He is a native son of Paterson, having 
been born in that stalwart bulwark of 
Democracy, the Seventh Ward. He re- 
ceived bis early training in St. John's 
Paroch il School and in the Paterson 
High School. His legal training was re- 
ceived in the office of Edward F. Merrey 
in the Paterson Savings Institution 
Building and at Fordham University 
School of Law, from which school he 
received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in June 1916. He was 
admitted to the New .Jersey Bar as afi attorney -at-law in the 
February term. 1916 and immediately became associated with bis 
preceptor in the practice of the law. 

In Hie fall of 191H. while a student of the high school he 
founded the Paterson High School Dramatic Society and was 
elected its first President. Followers of amateur theatricals will 
remember bis excellent work as Elbert Rogers, a North Carolina 
Farmer, in "Esmeralda." the play given by the society in the 
spring of 1911, and as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice, Up- 
to-Datc." the play produced in 1912. 

Mr. Murphy's first political work was done in the campaign 
of l!'l". when be stumped the city for DeYoe for Mayor. In the 
presidential campaign of 1916 be was a most active and loyal 
Democrat, being Editor of "The Democrat," the daily conducted 
during the campaign in the "News," and also one of the most 
aggressive and energetic of campaign speakers. His appearance 
on the stump was greeted everywhere with delight and he be- 
stirred many audiences with his original and logical presentation 
of campaign facts. 

As Editor of "The Democrat" he was responsible for much of 
the agitation which spread through the opposing ranks in that 
campaign and his column was watched with never-failing interest 
by both Republicans and Democrats. So much good was accom- 
plished through the medium of his press-work that it was de- 
cided by the Democrats to make this a feature of all future 

He is Secretary of the Democratic Club of Passaic County and 
is also connected with other fraternal and alumni organizations. 
According to his own admission his favorite sport is tennis, an 
unusual one for a Democrat. But all sports are his favorites 
and he is a favorite with all sports. He is not married which 
accounts perhaps for his devotion to politics. 


Henry Ettelson represents one of the progressive citizens who 
came to this country at an early age and taking advantage of 
opportunities, worked bis way into the 
fields of business where he is regarded 
as a man of inflexible integrity. Bora 
in 1873 in Vilkomir, Russia, he endeav- 
ored to secure the limited education the 
schools of that country offered and at 
an early age procured a position in a 
government office known as TJprava at 
that place, issuing passports. In 1888 
he came to this country amid the storm 
and blizzard that prevailed in the east- 
ern part of this country. After being 
in this country a short time, he secured 
a position in the Phoenix Mill and there 
he learned weaving. He worked as a 
weaver for about three years. He also 
learned the barber business and later 

opened a shop at 77 Bensen Street, where he remained for two 
years. He then moved to 18 North Main Street, remaining there 
until 1906. 

He began the real estate and insurance business on a small 
scale while in the barber business, and finding that he was 
successful in his new line, he sold out his interest and opened 
a real estate and insurance office in his former place of business. 

His business grew so rapidly that he was compelled to seek 
larger quarters, and in 1913 he bought out the Arm of Shields 
& Co. located in the Citizens Trust Building, where he has one 
of the largest real estate and insurance offices in the city. 

In politics he is a staunch Republican and has given much 
time to the advancement of his party. He was elected for four 
consecutive terms as a Justice of the Peace. He is a member 
of the Central Republican Club, the First Ward Republican Club, 
the organizer of the Passaic County Citizens' Club, an active 
member and Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, and 
Organizer and Secretary of the Paterson Landlord's Association. 
In athletics lie has evinced much interest in swimming, hockey, 
dancing and automobiling. While not a competitor in the events 
of these sports he has derived much pleasure and recreation from 
pressing cares of his business. Through the part he has taken 
in political, civic and social circles Mr. Ettelson has created an 
unusually wide circle of friends. 


Arthur S. Corbin, prominent lawyer o 
dent and General Counsel of The Guan 
Insurance Company, the largest title in- 
surance and mortgage company in the 
State. Mr. Corbin is also a Special 
Master in Chancery and Supreme Court 

He originated the plan for the organi- 
zation of the New Jersey State Chamber 

of Commerce, and has been one of its 
Vice-Presidents for a number of years 
He was for several years a member of 
the Passaic County Board of Taxation. 
He is an active member of the First 
M. E. Church of Passaic, and his long 
association with public spir.ted move- 
ments and service in the interest of the 
people of this county and State, have 
given him a very prominent place in the 
minds of the people of Passaic. 

Arthur S. Corbin was born at Passa" 
from the High School of that city. 
School of the New York Univ 
Aldous, and has two children. 

The thirty-seven years of his life have been full of activity, a 
large share of which lias been spent in the interests of the people 
of this State and city. 

878, and graduated 
Later he studied at the Law 
He married Miss Julia L. 
His political sentiments are Re- 

a i c c o r \ t v 

JOHN C. I'.l sil 

John C Bush, the subject of this sketch, 
Ward ol Pnterson, In the late sixties, n 
Ward, then known .is the Third, when a 

i.m\ where he has since resided. Hi' 

graduated fr the grammar and high 

Bel K, and took up the business <>t 

expert accounting -is .1 profess For 

thf past four years he has been Sec 
iv!,ii\ of the Center Garage Company, 
this city. Ee is .1 single man and has 
always been a staunch Republican, repre- 
senting ins ward in the aldermanlo 
board, 1912, 1913, 1915, and 1916, the 
> i year being honored bj being elected 
President of thai bodj . He is a member 
.-I Mi 11 P, 0. Elks. Masons, Moose, 
Knights of Pythias, and numerous other 
political and Insurance organizations 
in which he is active. In his early 
years be was very active in athletics, 
lower of mallei's theatrical 
represented the New York 1) 
twenty years. 

Mr. Bu li is a treat believer In the future "f the city a 
always found in inn- with those working for the betterme 
conditions and elevation i>f tin- city. 


Charles Staff .if tin- new scl I of law- 
yers in Passaic, was born twentj -nine 
years ago. He was admitted tu the 
liar and has been practicing since mil 
In that space of time he has up a 
large clientele and is nmv reci ionized as 
une (if the leading young lawyers of 

mid later became a 
h he is well posted, ha 
Mirror in this cltj for 


label branch of 

Mr. Skiff received his education at the 
public schools of this eit.\ and New 
York I'nivi rsity Law School. 

In political life Mr. Skiff is a Repub- 
lican taking active interest in behalf 
of Ills party. 


Displaying a thorough knowledge of the wo 

the silk business. Frank Warner, Secretary ai 
Warner Manufacturing Company, has. 
with the assistance of his father, a 
pioneer in the silk trade, built up a 
business second to none in the country. 

He was born in Warwickshire. Eng- 
land. December 3. 1877. and migrated 
to this country when eleven years old. 

lint direct to Paterson. He received 

iiis education in the local public schools, 
graduating from Public School No. 6. 
I'pou completing his education, young 
Warner was induced by bis father to 
learn the silk business, and soon be- 
came adept in the art of manufacturing 
woven Labels, tuny book-marks, badges, 

Realizing the opportunities offered by 
this line, Mr. Warner, in 1903, began business under the firm 
name of Warner Manufacturing Company. Producing a quality 
of good; of the choicest kind, the firm grew steadily. It was 
Incorporated in llms and today is one of the lamest and most 
prosperous of its kind in the country. The fancy book-mark*. 
bailees, etc., emanating from the company's plant are unsur- 
passed. In addition to the novelties mentioned, the firm are 
specialists in the manufacture of woven labels, enjoying a 
clientele spread over the entire country, and indeed in many 
foreign countries 

At the Silk Exposition held in the Armory in October, 1914, 
the exhibit of the firm was the center of an interesting throng 
of spectators, a fully equipped loom, operated by an expert. 
produced souvenirs which were eagerly bought by the interested 

Although kept exceedingly busy with his various business calls, 
Mr. Warner is active in fraternal and religious work, being 
Treasurer of the Broadway Baptist Church and an active member 
of the Y. M. C. A, In politics lie is independent, and is what 
might be termed an independent Republican. 

He married Miss Helen M, Stewart, daughter of Alexander N. 
Stewart, well known contractor. Two children were born of the 
union, lot one has since died. Mr. Warner resides with his 
family in a cozy home at 724 East 20th Street. As a busi- 
ness man he evinces an active interest in the Chamber of Com- 
merce, being a member of the Collection Committee of the Bureau 
of Retail Affairs. 


I'.i erson is fortunate in having at the load of it-. Police 
Department one oi the most abb' ami experienced men in the 
state lie is John Blmson, ■ ol the 

most honored and respected men in tic 
city, Mr Blmson I line , [916 

1 ecu connected with the departmenl 

foriy f yeai 

Mr. Blmson was bout in Crewe, 

I be line, England. Sept. nil ■' , I I, 1845 

and came In Ibis COUntrj with his par 

cuts when in- was four years old Thej 

came direct In l'aterson .Mel he hi:, 

made this city his h e si ■ IS 111 

He studied in the local schools and 

later learned the blacksmlthing trade 
lie winked ai this trade iii several Pal 

erson shops, principally with the Rog- 
ers Locomotive Works, 

On June .:, Is72, Mr Blmson was 
appointed a patrolman, and after three years lie was, in 1875, 
advanced to Market Officer, which position he tilled until 1881, 

when Mayor Gilmore rewarded his good work bj appointing him 
Captain. Captain Blmson well and faithfully performed his 
duties for twenty-five years before the nexl advancement came. 
It was on January 15, 1906, that he was appointed chief by- 
Mayor Johnson. 

As the head of a city department that is closer to the citizens 
than any other, he has kepi in touch with all phases of the 
city's development and his observations of the change of condi- 
tions in the past forty years ale most interesting. His familiarity 
with changing conditions enabled him to keep the department 
abreast with the new requirements. While Chief lie has inaugu- 
rated many improvements in the police department and while 
Captain he helped carry out the new ideas of the men who 
were his superiors. While he was Captain the idea of drilling 
was introduced and he was made Drill Master, the first to ever 
hold the position. Since then the sergeants have been instructed 
in tactics to .such an extent that they now act as masters. In 
1892 he planned a reserve detail which was so well worked out 
that it has stood the test of time with Inn a few changes to 
the present day. In 18811 while Market Master. Chief Bimson 
acted with much bravery and his ability to handle desperate 
situations has been thoroughly tested. 

Some of the principal improvements inaugurated by Chief 
Bimson are the installation of the Bertillon and the finger print 
system, the traffic squads, the motorcycle squad, Italian De- 
partment in the Detective Bureau, automobile patrol wagons 
and a signal light system. He has also, frequently recommended 
more stations. 

Chief Bimson is connected with many organizations of a social, 
fraternal or philanthropic nature. He is a Thirty-second Degree 
Mason and a member of Paterson orange Lodge, No. 43. He is 
also a Past Master in the Blue Lodge of Masons. He is a 
member of the B. P. O. Elks. Exempt Firemen. International 
Association of Chiefs of Police, State Association of Police 
Chiefs, and a Vestryman of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He 
has been Treasurer of the Police Burial Fund Association since 
it was organized in 1892. 

In 1865 he was married to Miss Jane Gibbs and they were 
blessed with eight children, only two of whom are now living. 


Unbelt D. Mitchell, of the Itol't. D. Mitchell Co., plumbing and 
heal ii- contractors, at -tsn Broadway, Paterson, X. J., and 
widely known for his work on some of 
the largest buildings in the United 
States and Canada, was born in Jersey 
City. Mr. Mitchell has been in busi- 
ness for himself here in Paterson only 
three years hut during that time has 
Installed plumbing and heating appara- 
tus in many of the largest residences 
and some of the public buildings, in- 
eluding Barnert Memorial Hospital, I. A. 
Hall Mills, and the Paterson General 
Hospital. Before going into business fur 
himself, Mr. Mitchell worked as a super- 
intendent and estimator for a large con- 
cern in New York City and has been 
engaged ill that business now twenty 
He is a member of the Masonic. Jr. O. I - . A. H., and Stags 
lodges and was previously a member of the Irish-American A. C, 
haling won championships as a heal and toe walker. He mar- 
ried .Miss Marjorie Mills of this city. 

His favorite sports besides athletics are hunting and fishing 
and his proficiency at both is well known by sportsmen of the 




m in Faterson there 
the genial Herman 

Among the many prominent business n 
none that can claim more friends than 
Kitay. He is President of the three 
Kitay stores in this city, H. B. Kitay, 
Inc.. Kitay Brothers, and Kitay & Com- 
pany, and is noted for his straightfor- 
ward manner in conducting his business. 

Mr. Kitay was born in Gruden. State 
of Kovno, Russia, forty -nine years ago 
and received his education in the pri- 
vate schools of that place. In 1888 he 
came to this country and settled in Fat- 
erson. He married Zelda Bluestein, 
daughter of Peter Bluestein, who came 
to this country fifty years ago and is 
said to be the oldest Jewish resident of 
Pater son. They have five children who 
live with their parents in their beauti- 
ful home on Broadway. 

Mr. Kitay is a devout member of the B'nai Israel and a mem- 
ber of the Orach Chain, one of the largest Jewish churches in 
New York City. He has always kept his place of business 
closed on Saturday in keeping with the Jewish religion. 

In politics he is a Republican and although a firm believer in 
the policies of that parly has never been a candidate for public 
office. He takes a keen interest in all city affairs and is a hard 
worker fur the interests of the city at large. He is a very 
home loving man and is not affiliated with any of the lodges or 
clubs of the city. 


Rev. George Mooney, Pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal 
Church, is one of the best known ministers in Paterson. Mr. 
Mooney was born in New York City in 
the year 1SI>3, and received his early 
education in the New York public schools 
and later entered Centenary Collegiate 
Institute at Hackettstown, N. J., to pre- 
pare for college. He received his higher 
education in Wesleyan University at 
Middletown, Conn., and Northwestern 
University, and Garret Biblical Insti- 
tute at Evanston, 111. He was ordained 
to the ministry at Chadron, Neb., in 
1894, and he held appointments in 
Wyoming, Illinois, and New Jersey. Be- 
fore entering the Centenary Collegiate 
Institute, Mr. Mooney was employed for 
five years in the dry goods business, and 
later, while a college student was em- 
ployed in the auditing department of the Hudson River Day line. 
He came to Paterson in April, 1913-, as Pastor of Grace M. E. 
Church. Mr. Mooney's activity in behalf of the children of 
Paterson led to his appointment in July, 1914, by Mayor Robert 
H. Fordyce as a member of Paterson's first Playground Com- 
mission. Recently he was reappointed for a term of five years 
by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe. 

After his graduation from Northwestern University Mr. Mooney 
married Miss Carrie Lane Emerson, a graduate of Wellesley Col- 
lege, of the class of 1898. They have two children. Wandell. a 
member of the Junior class of Wesleyan University, and Faith, 
who recently entered the local High School. In politics he is 
independent. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge. 


known throughout the community than Mr. Earley. He is m, 
ried and the father of two children. He resides in a spach 
residence at 323 Getty Avenue. 

Albert Earley. funeral director, is 
len in the business life of the city, 
fifteen ye 

Due of the most prominent 

Beginning in a small way 

ago, he has gradually built 

up his business to one of the largest 

enterprises of its kind in this city. 

His versatility has made him a con- 
spicuous figure in the city's life and a 
leader in bis business. His mortuary 
parlors are located a1 32o Getty Ave- 
nue, where, in the rear, away from the 
tumult of the street, he has an elegantly 
appointed suite of rooms admirably 
suited for mortuary purposes in every 
particular, being especially adopted for 
private funerals. It is needless to say 
that Mr. Earley is an ornament to the 
business of this city, and that his pa- 
trons are from the best classes. 

Mr. Earley in addition to being an 
efficient business man, takes an active interest in social affairs. 
Connected with several lodges he is also identified in an active 
way with the Spanish- American VVar Veterans. During our 
encounter with Spain in 1898, Mr. Earley served on the Hospital 
Corps of the Second N. J. Vol. Inf. 

Born and educated in this city, there are few men better 




Charles S. Eckstone, Secretary and Treasurer 
Erothers Manufacturing Company, was born in 
Mass., August 23, 1860. He received 
his early education in New Bedford 
and later when his parents moved to 
Cleveland. Ohio, he finished his high 
school educatiou there. He entered 
Coanoke College, Salem, Virginia, in 1884 
and pursued nis college career until 
1887 when he left to accept a position 
in Memphis, Tenn. Here he remained 
until 1S98 when he came to Paterson 
and together with Joseph and John 
Appel formed the Appel Brothers Silk 
Manufacturing Company. 

The factory, which is located in the 
Hamilton Mill on the Back Race is one 
of the best equipped tie silk plants in 
the city. 

In addition to his silk interests, Mr. Eckstoi 
with important financial and mercantile establishments. In 
politics he is a Democrat. In 1889 he married Miss Frances 
Putzel of Memphis, Tennessee. One child was born from this 

Mr. Eckstone is essentially a home man. having no connection 
with any lodge or club. He resides with his wife and family 
at 4r>0 Riverside Drive, New York. Until 1907 he lived in East 
Thirtieth Street, Paterson. 


Although but forty years old. John H. Powers has one of 
Paterson's largest places of business in the city and the product 
of his shop can be found on almost 
all of Paterson's places of business and 
large residences. Mr. Powers manufac- 
tures awnings, tents and canvas goods 
of all descriptions in his shop at ".8 

He was born in the Riverside section 
of Paterson and lived in South Pater- 
son for twelve years. He received his 
education in the local schools. His 
father conducted a meat market in Pat- 
erson for twenty-three years. Twenty 
years ago Mr. Powers started in the 
awning and canvas goods business on a 
small scale but since that timo by close 
attention to business and a genial dis- 
position has enlarged the business until 
at the present time it is one of the leading enterprises of its 
kind in the State. All the latest improved machinery is used in 
the manufacture of the canvas goods by Mr. Powers and no order 
is too large or none too small to be taken care of by his work- 

Mr. Powers is married and has five children, all of whom 
live with him at his home, 36 Elizabeth Street. 


of this publicatii 



When the representative 
Robert A. Mitchell at his Ellison Sti 
purpose of securing data relative to the 
genial Colonel's activities in life, he 
asked him, in connection with other 
biographical queries, what his favorite 
sport was. Without an instant's pause 
the Colonel flashed, "Politics my boy, 

In that one little brief expression 
Colonel Mitchell, summed up neatly his 
most consummate accomplishment, and 
likewise expressed the field in which 
he not only has become prominent in 
this city and county, but has also added 
considerably to his store of earthly be- 
longings. Coming to Paterson, from 
Buffalo, back in December 12, 1898, be 
has, principally through his adeptness 

in this art, raised himself to a high pinnacle of honor and dig- 
nity in the community 

Though the days have passed somewhat since the gracious 
"Bob" was a "Czar" in this political domain, he still possesses 
enough influence and ability to make himself feared by all adver 


witness the primary election in 1916. Never seeking 


position, other than as representative of his part; from his 
count; district, he lias taught all rivals for that position, to 
beware the unerring Bweep of Mitchell popularity and ability. 

Comin. to Paterson as aforesaid, Colonel Mitchell fount! the 
city grovelling in the grasp ,.r his political foes, hut e'er many 

months had passed, the new champion, entering at once the lists 
in defence of what he knew was right, brought about a new era. 
From the tlr.t his ability to stir the people to realization of the 

facts ami foibles of cases, resulted iii his I omlng a popular 

leader, and it seldom was a losing tight which was found under 

his direction 

He pursues the even tenor of his ways at his residence. 233 
Hamilton Avenue, unhampered by the worries akin to married 
life, for lie is a bachelor, proud and free. His Auditorium on 
Ellison Street is the scene of main gatherings t">tli political and 
social, and the Colonel's generosity in his renting of it has re- 
dOUUded I" his benefit in many ways. It is the largest private 
hall in the city and is much in demand. 

When asked how long he had lieen in politics the Colonel 
answered "Forty-eight years. 1 ' Kui Colonel." the interviewer 
expostulated, "surely how old are you?" "Just forty-eight." he 
1 earned. 

"And what are your politics, may I inquire," said the repre- 

"Why certainly you may Inquire," he said. "You are prob- 
abl\ the only one in the world who doesn't know, and when I 
tell miu the whole world will he informed. I. sir, am a Republi- 


One of I'aterson's greatest hustlers and boosters is the genial 
William .1. Keller, who has been a funeral director in this city 
for the past seventeen years. Dur- 
ing the time that .Mr. Keller has been 
in business in this city lie has made 
friends by the legion and what ever 
section of the city or county he travels 
to in is well known and respected. 

Prior to iiis starting in the business 
of directing funerals Mr. Keller was em- 
ployed hi tlic silk business hut after 
working in this trade for two years he- 
came a funeral director, K..r many 
years lie conducted parlors on Main 
Street, and in 1915 had a handsome 
mortuary parlor erected at 18-21) Jack- 
son Street, where he is now located. 
From the start Mr. Keller was success- 
ful and now his establishment is one 
of the largest and finest in the State. 

Not only is Mr. Keller fully supplied witli equipments in the 
line of his business as a funeral director but is prepared to 
cater to all kinds of social events, bis carriage service including 
all the latest equipages. Mr. Keller never actively entered 
politics .mil has never been a candidate for political office. 

Mr. Keller is prominent in the social organizations of the city 
ami is a member of I'aterson Lodge. No. 60, B. p. o. E., Knights 
of tlie Golden Eagles. Begins Council, is.', C. B. L., and St. 
Boniface's Society of St. Boniface's R. ('. Church of which he 
is a prominent member. Mr. Keller is married, his wife's name 
being Pauline Riber, of Allentown, Pa., and one child helps 
gladden tite Keller home. 



Robert C. Moore has been a funeral 
that time his business has grown 
me of the 

For the past fourteen year 
director in this city and ii 
from one of the smallest to 
largest in the city. His place of busi- 
ness is at 380 Totowa Avenue, where 
be has a magnificent mortuary parlor. 
Mr. Moore is one of Passaic County's 
most energetic business men, and in his 
spare moments can always lie found 
working for the interests of the city and 

Mr Moore is married and has three 
children. His wife's maiden name was 
Lillian Carlisle. His entire life has 
been spent in the Totowa section of the 

The subject of this sketch takes a 
keen interest in politics, and has mire 
been elected Coroner of Passaic County. 
He is a Republican and always a staunch supporte 
cies of the party with which he is affiliated. 

Aside from his business and political activities. Mr. Moore also 
finds time to take an active interest in the affairs of the Knights 

of the poli 

ast army of real estate experts and insurance men 
i'W Jersey, noi x d In practical knowledge ami 

Among th 
in Northern 

keen Judgment David v. Proskey, Presl 
dent and Managing Director, of the 
Eastshle Real Estate and Insurance 
Agency, residential property specialists 

ami Insurance adjusters 

Mr. Proskey is a Paterson product, 
II.' u.i, bom in tills city in lss;. and 
was educated ill the local public schools. 

graduating from High School in 1899. 
Upon Completing his education Mr. 
Proskey entered the real estate business 
in New York, securing employment with 
one of the largest land developing cor- 
porations in that city. From the verj 
beginning he forged ahead until he was 
made manager of the residential de- 
partment. He served in this capacity 




lie d 

I Mm. 

up hit 


Bided to en 
ng Inducen 
,i to be dli 

add I 

business for himself. 

i,-, si, 1,-r his ,1,-,-is 

as he bad fully made 

of Malta, and the Jr. O. U. A. M., both of which he 


ipealth of knowledge, gained through his long 
experience, it was not long before his Influence in real estate 
Circles was strongly felt. During his business career in this 
city. .Mr. Proskey has negotiated some of the largest real estate 
transactions cm record. In every transaction that he has figured 
in the results obtained have been eminently satisfactory to all 
concerned. That his judgment is highly valued is shown by the 
numerous instances he has been called upon to render expert 

t'l addition to his business activities, Mr. Proskey. is also 
actively connected with social and fraternal organizations. He 
is a member of the Loyal Association of stags. Order of America, 
and several other fraternal organizations. Mr. Proskey is also 
an expert shot, being one of the best known huntsmen in this 

He is also an enthusiastic golfer, spending a great deal of his 
leisure time on the links. Although he has never sought any 
office, he is an ardent Republican and can always he relied upon 
to do his share for the party's welfare. Mr. Proskey married 
Miss Maud Mae Furbeck and resides with his wife and daughter 
in a tastefully appointed home. 


Robert Gaede, President of the North Jersey Automobile Club, 
in three terms, is one of the pioneer motorists of Paterson. He 
was the third owner in Paterson of a 
steam automobile and was one of the 
first to import and sell French gasoline 
cars, the Darracq being the popular 
foreign car at that time. 

Mr. Gaede was born In the year 1856, 
serving an apprenticeship in the silk 
dyeing trade when a boy. Studied 
three years afterward and traveled all 
through the dyeing centers of Europe 
in order to add to his education along 
that line. He has worked in the capaci- 
ty of dyer in many of the principal 
cities of Germany, also in Alsace, 
France, and Switzerland. He came to 
Paterson in the year 1880 and started 
with the Weidmann Silk Dyeing Com- 
pany, later going into business for himself in the cleaning and 
dyeing trade on Main Street, and later on West Street. In 18S7 
lie formed a partnership with John Allen, under the firm name of 
Gaede & Allen, and conducted a very successful business until 
1800. when Mr. Gaede again went into business for himself, in 
which he was also successful to a very great degree, so that 
when the National Silk Dyeing Company was formed Mr. Gaede's 
plant was one of those which the new company thought it ad- 
visable to buy in. 

After some years witli the National Silk Dyeing Company Mr. 
Gaede again decided to go into business for himself, or, rather. 
to establish a business which he might conduct himself and 
leave to his hoy s eventually. To that end the Arm of Gaede 
Silk Dyeing Company was formed, consisting of Messrs. Robert 
Gaede, Charles W. Gaede and William R. Gaede. The firm bought 
a large plot of ground in the Riverside section of the city, 
erecting a building of the most modern kind, equipping it with 
the most improved methods, and are to-day conducting one of 
the largest independent dyeing establishments in tire country. 

Although one of the busiest of Paterson business men. Mr. 
Gaede has found time to connect himself with the Hamilton 
Club, the Elks' Club, Masonic bodies, the Chamber of Com- 
merce, and other prominent civic and fraternal organizations of 
the city. 



gii ing Daj 

for the bet 

"Maker of P 

not as readily help themselves. 

the New Jersey Housing Ass< 

Tuberculosis C< 
zation Society, 
Hospital, and 

and Sane Foi 
also interested 

Frank W. Fur 

,kead was born in Altoona. Pa., on Thanks- 
er 24. 1870. He attended the public schools 
through High, and prepared the follow- 
ing two years at Blair Academy, Blairs- 
town, N. J-, for Yale College. He 
served one year each in Altoona Elec- 
tric Light Co.. Paterson Railway Co., 
and in expert course at Schenectady in 
General Electric Co. shops. He acted 
as buyer and manager four years for 
Webster Mfg. Co. (bicycle makers), in 
Paterson. N. .). : was one vear with the 
Benj. Eastwood Co., ns salesman, and 
has represented Crompton & Knowles 
Loom Works of Worcester. Mass., and 
Providence, R. I. for the past sixteen 

Mr. Kinkead has resided in Pater - 
: on since 1891, and has been active in 
many of the local and state movements 

of liis fellow citizens. His work as a 

County" has mainly been for those who could 

He is at present President of 

Chairman of the Anti- 

ittee, Vice-President of the Charity Organi- 
■mber Board of Managers Paterson General 
lember as well as prime mover of the Safe 
of July Committee in this city. He is 
i r.umter of other similar organizations. 




born October 17, 1864, in Paterson. 
:he parochial and public schools and 
College. He left 

Latimer's Bu 

Pater3on in 1884 to make his perma- 
nent home in the West ; after traveling 
quite extensively in the West he finally 
located in Kansas City. Mo., where he 
became engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness, returning home to Paterson on a 
visit in 1887, he was persuaded by his 
mother to it-main in Paterson. Disposing 
of his interests in Kansas City he re- 
turned to Paterson and has remained 
here since. 

He was married to Emma Ringlier in 
1NSS. and has a family of eight chil- 
dren. He became employed in the Roger 
Locomotive Works where he remained 
until the spring of 1894, when he be- 

came connected with the office of .lames A. Morrisse, taking 
charge of the real estate department until 1897, when he left 
that office and started in the real estate business for himself. 

He has made a specialty of real estate values in Paterson 
and vicinity. He has been engaged as Real Estate Expert. Ap- 
praiser, oi Commissioner in all of the important real estate cases 
in Paterson in recent years. In politics he is a Republican: 
belongs to a number of civic and political organizations ; his 
favorite diversions are ball games, good plays, or an interest- 
ing detective story . 


Peter C. Quackenbush, ['resident and Treasurer of Quackenbusb 
& Son, Inc., No. l2'-2^-^4 -2*j Van Houten Street, dealers in 
horseshoers' wheelwrights' and contrac- 
tors' supplies, iron and steel, was born 
in Paterson, November, 5, 1S68. 

He received his education in Grammar 
School No. 1. and entered the hard 
■ware business as clerk to his father, 
the late David P, Quackenbush, April 
14. 1884; the business t lien being lo- 
cated at 125 Main Street. 

On May l. ism Mr. Quackenbush 
was admitted to partnership with his 
father under the firm name uf Quacken- 
bush & Son 

Owing to increase in business this 
concern was obliged to move to Broad- 
way and Washington street. November 
1. 1899. 
January 1, 1910 the business was incorporated under the name 
of Quackenbush & Son, Inc., and moved to their present quarters 
No. 120-22 Van Houten Street in December of the same yeai 

(luring the year 1915 they found it necessary to build a large 
addition adjoining, which in all comprises about 30,000 square 
feet of floor space. 

They are considered the largest heavy hardware jobbers in 
Northern New Jersey with a line that comprises principally Iron 
and steel twisted concrete bars, cold rolled shafting, contractors' 
tools, horseshoes, etc. 

Mr. Quackenbush is a member of the Masonic and Elks' fra- 
ternaties, Hamilton and Rotary Clubs, also the American Iron, 
steel and HeaM Hardware Association. 

He was appointed by Mayor Radclitfe as a Democratic member 
of the Hoard of Public Works, Jamiarj 1. 1916. 


Robert Sinclair, recently re-elected a niemli 
County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is a si 
how much preservance and energy can 
accomplish in the pursuit of health, 
wealth and happiness. 

Mr. Sinclair was born in Belfast. Ire- 
land, in 1870, and came to Paterson En 

1886 His early education was acquired 

in the common schools of that city, and 

when he came to Paterson he settled 
down at once to make a position for 
himself in the business life of th< city, 

By steady and conscientious attention 
to his duties he acquired a splendid 
working knowledge of the real estate 
and insurance business and ten years 
ago embarked in business w Itb Soren 
P. Hansen, with whom Ik- is still asso- 
ciated at 126 Market Street. Their blisi- 

ness has grown steadily and they are now recognized as experts 
in their particular line. 

Politically Mr. Sinclair is a Republican and he has taken an 
active part in many campaigns. Last year Mr. Sinclair ran 
independent of the regular ticket, and then his strength being 
recognized he was made a regular candidate. 

His first appointment to the Board of Freeholders was to nil 
out the unexpired term of Isaac Wollenberg. This was granted 
to him not because he was a favorite hut because he had been 
highest of the losing candidates at the primary, being nosed art 
by a slim majority. At the last election he was return fd to 
office by a handsome majority. 

His favorite sports are baseball and athletic meets at which 
he often presides as an official. In lodge and club circles he 
is affiliated with the Elks, Masons. Lincoln Club, Central and 
Southside Republican Clubs, Totowa Rod and Gun Club, and an 
honorary member of the Mecca Club. 

Mr. Sinclair is married ami has two sons 


John Campbell, plumbing inspector is 
officers that has ever held Office in tin 
one of the most popular. Mr. Campbell 
was a temporary plumbing inspector in 
1914 and on December 9, 1914, the posi- 
tion was made permanent after he ha 1 
passed the Civil Service examination. 

He came to Paterson from Philadelphia 
about thirty years ago. Previously he 
worked as a journeyman plumber in 
Philadelphia, Passaic, Hackensack, Len- 
ox, and Pittsrield. Mass.. and served 
.is Recording Secretary of the Journej 
men's Union for several years. He lias 
been in business as a practical sanitary 
plumber for over twenty years in Pater- 
son, and before his appointment as 
Plumbing Inspector worked on the Sani- 
tary Committee of the Master Plumbers 

with the Board of Health in revising the plumbing code. In 1SMU 
be was active in the drafting of a hill for a uniform State plumb- 
Mid a State law regulating registration and the exami- 
nation of plumbers and plumbing. 

He was born in Scotland fifty years ago and came to this 
country in 1887. He was never married. In politics he is a 
Republican and lias always worked for the interests of (hat party. 

Mr. Campbell is prominent in lodge circles being affiliated 
with the Masons, Loyal Order of Moose. Knights of Malta, Order 

Club, for 

of tin 


of Scottish Clans. Caledo 

American Social Club, 

President Associated Scottish Soci 

dent Scottish American Social Clul 

Master Plumbers : National Slate Vi 

Chair ma n Executive Committee. I 


In athletics Mr. Campbell is interested in the great Scottish 
game. Scottish dances. Soccer football and is quite a fan. He 
lives at 10 Park Street, 

Jersey Society 


in Club, 
. I'resi- 
lumbers ; 




in i Bugt me MacChesney is the founder, owner and principal 
of one "f the best known college and business preparatory 

Schools In this City. He was born in 
Greenwich, N. Y.. <.f an old Revolu 
tlonary famllj dating l>;i<k to 1819 He 
i-, .1 recognized authority on educational 
topics He took the degree of Ph D 
al the University School of Pedagogy 

in New York and Has the youngest 
man at that time In be graduated. He 

completed the full pedagogical four- 

year course in two veal's. He is a 
graduate of the University of Vermont, 
receiving from tltat institution the de 
gree of A It and A.M. He also re- 
celved the degree of li.iv ami LL.M. 
from the University of the Cits of \,.« 
York, ami is a member of the New 
York Bar. He is also a graduate of 

the National School of oratory of Philadelphia. He lias pre- 
pared students for Yale. Columbia, Princeton, "Rutgers, and the 
University .if New York. Many of the prominent lawyers and 
doctors of this city are graduates of this well known school. 
Among these may be mentioned Dr. Robert Armstrong, the 
County Physician, ex-Congressman Henry Allen. Judge Costello 
of the Passaic City Court. ex-Judge Carroll of the Paterson 
City Court, and Judge Delaney of the District Court of Paterson. 
He has traveled extensively and is familiar with the greater 
part of Western Europe. His last trip made him familiar with 
parts of Egypt, Greece, Asia Minor, Turkey, Servia, Roumanla, 
and An-iria He has traveled up the Nile, ascended the pyra- 
mid- and explored the ruins of tile Parthenon. He is a mem 

ber of the Greek letter fraternities, Phi Delta Phi, the 
Sigma Phi, Legal, and the Masonic fraternities up to and includ- 
ing tlic Mecca shrine, and is a communicant at the Church of the 
Redeemer. Besides the college preparatory work in his insti- 
tution, the business part of it is strong, having some 7,000 gradu- 
ates holding prominent positions in New Y'ork. and New Jersey. 
He also lias a special class of students in Regents thus avoiding 
time and money in traveling to and from New Y'ork. The Civil 
Service and Salesmanship Courses are also features of the 
school. The school is well equipped and in point of light, 
furniture, ventilation and sanitation, its rooms are unsurpassed. 
Anyone visiting the school will find it one of the busiest, most 
Interesting and most profitable of institutions. 


George P Winchester, Librarian of tin- Paterson Fie,. Public 

Library, is a native of Massachusetts. He began library work 
at the Russell Library, Middktown. 
Conn., of which lie was the tlrst II 

After several years of work and 

study at MlddletOWn, Mr. Winchester 

w.iii abroad, Bpendlng ■ than three 

years in extensile travel and study ill 

Europe, tin Ids return to this country 
iii isss he was appointed librarian "t 

Ule Public Library of Paterson. in 

winch position lie has served coiitiiui 



I fie 


•ntcd to 



.modeled for 

library use and he was active in mak- 
ing suggestions and working with the Trustees in remodeling this 
building as well as in planning the addition put up in 1901, and 
which, with the building and library were destroyed by the fire 
of February. 1902. 

During the planning and erection of the pies. nit Danforth Memo 
rial at Broadway anil Auburn Street, Mr. Winchester was con- 
stantly in close consultation with the architect. Mr. Henry 
l'n m, of New York, in working out the plans for the interior 
of the building. 

At the time of Mr. Winchester's coming to Paterson. the Library 
contained about 9,000 volumes, at the time of its destruction by 
fire about 4(1,011(1 volumes had been entered on the accession 
catalogue, and at the present time there are some 64,000 volumes 
in the library, practically all of which have been collected since 
the burning of the first Danforth building. Several thousand 
volumes have been worn out and discarded, so that altogether, 
fully inn, nun volumes have been added to the library during his 
administration. At tlte beginning of his service as librarian the 
annual circulation of books was about 70,000, it is now nearly 
270,000. The membership of tlte Board of Trustees has com- 
pletely changed some three times during his service as executive 
officer of the library. 

Mr. Winchester is a member of the American Library Asso- 
ciation, the New Jersey Library Association, and the New Y'ork 
Library Club. 


Almost everybody in Passaic County knows Jerry" Stalter 
as he is familiarly called by his host of friends and admirers 
Mr. Stalter is a lawyer by profession, 
having been admitted to the New Jer- 
sey Bar in 1899, as an attorney, and 
a- a Counsellor in 1905. He has been 
actively engaged in the practice of his 
profession ever since liis admission, and 
is regarded as one of the leading law- 
yers of Passaic County. He succeeded 
the Hon. Vivian Lewis as City Coun- 
sel of Patersott in 1905, performing the 
duties of that office to the entire satis- 
faction of the people until 1907. He 
is attorney for the Borough of Butler 
and Pomptoti Township. 

Mr. Stalter is a graduate of Y'ale 
University, both academic and law 
departments, from which institution he 
received the degrees of A.B. and Bachelor of Law. 

In the years 1900, 1901, 1902. and 1903. Mr, Stalter was a 
member of the N. J. Assembly, where he achieved a record for 
honesty, courage and fighting ability that endeared him to all 
the people of Passaic County. 

For tlie past fifteen years, Mr. Stalter has been a faithful and 
active worker for the Republican party in Passaic County. He 
is a member and Vice-President of the Passaic County Republican 
Committee. He is also a member of the Central Republican Club. 
Lincoln Republican Club, and the First Ward Republican Club, 
all of Paterson, and was President of the Passaic Co. Bar Asso- 

In lodge circles Mr. Stalter enjoys a wide popularity. He is 
Past Exalted Ruler of the Elk's Lodge, No. (ill. of Paterson. Past 
District Deputy of North Jersey Elks, a Thirty second Degree 
Mason and a Shriner, member of Knights of Pythias, and a 
prominent worker iit the Independent Order of Forresters. 

Mr. Stalter is credited with being one of the best informed 
men in New Jersey in state politics. He is keenly alive to all 
matters concerning municipal and State government, and his 
counsel and advice have long been eagerly sought by his party's 


Among the long list of prominent men that 
proud to hail as her own, none is better c 
known than George N. Seger, Mayor of 
Passaic. Just rounding the half-cen- 
tury mark of life, Mr. Seger has a rec- 
ord of achievements of which any man 
might well be proud. He was born in 
New Y'ork City. January 4, 1886, and 
received his preliminary education in 
the public schools of the Metropolis. 
He then entered a commercial college 
from which he graduated when seven- 
teen years of age. Securing employ- 
ment with a large contracting firm, he 
mastered the technique of the builders' 
art and at the age of twenty-three en- 
gaged in the contracting business him- 
self. Four years later he moved bis 
business to Passaic, and by dint of 
hard work and efficient service, built up 
most prosperous building and interior \ 

In 1909, when it. was decided to build the splendid High 
School, of which Tassaic is so proud. Mr. Seger, at that time 
VictS-President of the Board of Education, was selected Chair- 
man of the Building Committee, and it was due largely to his 
untiring efforts and his technical knowledge of the building 
business that this splendid structure was completed for several 
thousand dollars less than the amount appropriated by the gov- 
erning body to provide for its erection. There is little doubt 
that this splendid service on the part of Mayor Seger was the 
basis of his great popularity with the people of Passaic. 

Mr. Seger has always been a staunch Republican and an 
indefatigable worker in the ranks. The people of the Third Ward 
of the City of Passaic, realizing his exceptional qualifications 
and ability elected him a member of the Board of Education. 
He served on this board from November 7, 1906, until June 7. 
1909, when the Board became appointive. The Mayor in 1909 
appointed him to the Board. He served until September 19, 
Hill, when be was elected a member of the Board of Com- 
missioners, under the Elective Commission form of government. 
On September 26, 1911, he was chosen Mayor of the City of 


Passaic and served in that capacity until May IS, 191a, when he 
was again elected a member of the Board of Commissioners, and 
chosen Mayor, which office lie still holds. 

Due to his unusual ability as a financier, he was some years 
ago made a Director of the "New Jersey Fire Insurance Co.,' and 
has since been elected a Director of the Fourth Ward Trust Co., 
of the City of Passaic, which institution in 1916 chose him as 
its President. 

As a club and organization man. he is exceedingly popular. 
being a member of the Third Ward Republican Club. Tasl 
Regent, Passaic Council, Royal Arcanum. Centennial Chapter 
R. A. M., Past Commander, Washington Commandery, No. 21, 
K. T. Salaam Temple. A. A. 0. N. M. S.. Commodore Lake Hopat- 
cong Yacht Club. 19H-16, and Associated Automobile Clubs of 
New Jersey. 

His marriage to Miss Josephine B. Meyer, of New York City, 
In 1890. was one of the brilliant social events of the season. 
Mayor Seger resides in a handsome residence at :;J4 Aycrigg 
Avenue. Passaic. 


Among the lawyers of Passaic County ex-Judge William I. 
Lewis holds a high place. He was born in Paterson in 1861, 
and received his education in the public 
schools and High School and later gradu- 
ated from the New York Law School. 
After graduation he entered the office 
of the late Judge A. B. Woodruff, and 
was admitted to the bar when he was 
twenty -one years of age. Judge Wood- 
ruff when he became Prosecutor of the 
Pleas formed a partnership with Mr. 
Lewis. Later. Mr. Lewis formed a 
partnership with his brother. Vivian M. 
Lewis, and their practice continued to 
grow until now it is among the leaders 
of the State. Some of the most promi- 
ment men in the northern part of the 
State are numbered among his clients. 
Mr. Lewis served the Board of Health 
as Counsel for three years, during which time he rendered valu- 
able service. Since the campaign of 18S4. Mr. Lewis has been 
an ardent and indefatigable exponent of the principles of Republi- 
canism. In 1893 he ran for Assembly and was elected by a 
handsome plurality. In 1896 John W. Griggs, then. Governor, 
appointed Mr. Lewis Judge of the District Court. In this capacity 
he made an enviable record, his executive ability and readj 
tact in meeting trying situations, have helped in many a serious 

Mr. Lewis married in ls:i2. Miss Florence Roberts. One child, 
a daughter, Miss Florence Lewis, was born of this union. He 
resides at Twelfth Avenue and Twenty-ninth Street. Mr Lewis's 
offices are in the Second National Bank Building, in Paterson. 



horn in Diarbekr, Assyria, 
Meerza Koorie, educated bit 
the fortieth 


Hanna Koorie wa 
29, L862. His father. Ret 
ministry, he himself bein 
minister from father to son without a 
break. At that time, he was not in- 
clined toward the ministry and in its 
stead followed educational works He 
was school Superintendent for some 
•tme. wrote poetry, some of which is 
popular to this day, and in 1866 was 
united in marriage to Miss Okda Tur- 
parjeyan. Few years later, he discov- 
ered a rich copper mine and desired to 
operate it. The Turkish Government 
refused permission, and deteriorating!} 
ii id the Christians. After travel- 
ing in various parts of the Empire, dis- 
gusted with the retrogating policy of 
the Government, he began searching for 
a new abode, going to India. China, South Afri 
France, and the 1'nited States. 

During the winter of lS'JS. he came to this country, which 
pleased him so well that shortly afterward, obtained his first 
citizen paper and prepared to live here permanently. He became 
a rug merchant in New York witli his office in the Knickerbocker 
Building, and also invented a hair tonic. In 1S97 he brought 
his family to this country. 

In 1899 lie came to 1'aterson. invented a "non-reflllable" bot- 
tle, and a "safety" clothes line pulley. In April, 19n7, the 

Egypt, Greece. 

Mori than that 

Assyrian Americans sent him to Jerusalem where, after being 
ordained priest, returned here in September. Rev. Koorie is now 
the forty-first minister from father to son and is also the first 
and only shepherd of the Assyrian Jacobites in this country. 

Immediately after coming here, he assembled the wandering 
Assyrians, for the first time, to worship in St. Bartholomew's 
Church, New York. He organized the Assyrian National School 
Association: Intibah: Ladies' Aid Society: Fitchburg Assyrian 
Educational Association ; Worcester Assyrian Ladies' Benefit 
Society: St. Ephraim Society of Pawtucket, and the Assyrian 
Tublic Library, in various cities. 


Born in Paterson and educated in her schools, George Arnold 
is a Patersonian in every sense of tin 
he has made his faith in Paters 
its environs manifest upon more than 
one occasion. Indeed, his work has 
been of the constructive character which 
leaves an indelible impress upon his 

For many years Mr. Arnold and his 
brothers conducted one of the largest 
silk dyeing plants in Hawthorne under 
the firm name of the Arnold Brothers, 
and no work was done better anywhere 
than was turned out of their plant. A 
few years ago they sold the dyehouse 
and he entered the real estate busi- 
ness. He began the development of a 
number of real estate projects all of 
which have been successful due to tin- 
great work of Mr. Arnold. 

When the work was started to try and have the Rev. William 
A. Sunday visit this city Mr. Arnold was the man that organized 
the churchgoers into an association and to him belongs the 
credit for the visit of Rev. Sunday to this city. After the 
evangelistic campaign was finished instead of allowing the spirit 
of the campaign to die away Mr. Arnold rallied the members of 
the association and since that time their work has gone on 
without interruption. 

While Rev. Sunday was in Paterson Mr. Arnold worked harder 
than any other man connected with the campaign and was kept 
busy from start to finish attending to the many details con- 
nected with the work. 

Mr. Arnold has a beautiful residence at 607 Broadway and 
his interests are as many as the multifarious activities of the 
city itself. Paterson and Passaic County have reason to be well 
satisfied with the work he has done for both his home city and 


Probably one of the best known real estate dealers in this 
section of the country is Philip A. Bruckman. of 175 Market 
Street. Paterson. Mr. Bruckman was born 
in Paterson and after receiving his edu- 
cation in both local, public and private 
schools, he learned the baking and c in- 
fectionery trade with his father who 
was one of the pioneer bakers of Pat- 
erson. He then took up the study of 
law but left this to take a position with 
a large canning concern and held this 
position until the factory burned down, 
and the concern went out of business. 
He then connected himself with the 
Lawrence Manufacturing Company, man- 
ufacturers of floor coverings. He next 
managed the sales department of one 
of tlie largest paper manufacturing 
concerns in the country and while hold- 
ing tliis position large real estate holdings came under his super- 
vision. While thus engaged he formed a co-partnership under 
the name of Bruckman and Co.. manufacturing carbon papers 
and typewriter ribbons. Later, selling out his interest in the 
concern, he formed the well-known firm of Bruckman & Kelly, 
doing excavating work in New York City. After all this experi- 
ence he started in the real estate business in 1905 and since 
that time his business has grown to be one of the largest in 

In 18S7 Mr. Bruckman married Miss Lillian M. De Baun, 
daughter of the then well known carpenter and builder by that 
name. They have one child, a daughter who is the wife of 
Robert McGowan of Newark. N. J. Mr. Bruckman likes all kinds 
of games and sports and is always ready to enter into the spirit 
of any kind of fun. especially when playing and romping with 
his only grandchild, Robert. 




One «>f the must popular members "f tin- bar in t 
is the genial Frederick w. Van Blai 
office of County Counsel. "Fred," as 

he is 11 ■ widelj known bj hi 

of frlendSj "as born In this city forty- 
two years ago and attended the public 
of this city. After graduating 
fr..m the local High School he entered 
e of the late Eugene Emley, 
where he studied law 

After finishing his studies In the 
former prosecutor's office he was ad 
milted to the bar and since then, by 

his conscientious attention tO the busi- 
ness of his clients, has buill up one 
of the finest law practices In the 

He Is married, ins wife's name being 
Berths Waldo, of Troy. N\ Y.. and five 

Children were horn of the union. In 1915 Mr. Van Blarcom was 
selected as County Counsel, Since his appointment he has 
handled the legal affairs of the county in such an excellent man- 
ner that the Freeholders have been eominended on all Sides for 

their wise selection in appointing Mr. Van Blarcom to the position. 

In politics Mr. Van Blarcom is also prominent. He is one 
of the hardest workers the Republican party has In its ranks. He 
is the Chairman of the Republican County Committee and in 
this position directs the work of the various Republican workers 
in their efforts to secure voters. He was a member of the 
N\ J. Assembly in the years. 19i>2. 1903, 1904. 

Mr. Van Blarcom aside from his political and legal works is 
prominent in fraternal circles and is a member of Paterson 
Lodge. No. 60, B. P. O. E.. and the Masons. 


Although not a native-born Patersonian Henry A. Odendahl is 
one of the hardest workers for the interest of Paterson that 
resides within the city. He has been 
a business man in this city for the past 
sixteen years and in that time has 
gained the reputation of being one of 
the most popular business men in the 

Mr. Odendhal was born in Germany 
and in his boyhood days attended the 
schools in Germany. In 1889 he came 
to this country and settled in Paterson. 
Ten years after his arrival in Paterson 
Mr. Odendahl started in the business 
which he still conducts. 

At first his store was conducted on a 
small scale but by close attention to 
business and a genial disposition Mr. 
Odendahl increased the scope of his activities until he now con 
ducts one of the largest places of business of its kind in the 
State Mr. Odendahl deals in birds, dogs, poultry supplies, and 
fishing tackle of every description and has his place at T4 Broad- 

Mr. Odendahl is never active in politics but takes a great 
interest in singing, being a member of the Mozart Club. He is an 
ardent fisherman and in his spare moments can always be found 
alongside some nearby stream angling for members of the finny 
tribe. Mr. Odendahl married Miss Hedwig Sladek and they 
have two children both if whom live in this city with their 


One of the well known men in this community is Eugene 
Bogert, local structural iron and steel sash manufacturer. 

He was born in Harrington Park. 
X. J., in the year 1874. He received 
his early education in that town and 
later graduated from the Hackensack 
High School. He then entered Rutgers 
Toll,--,-. New Brunswick. N. T., J-nd 
graduated as a Civil Engineer. 

In the year 1X99 he incorporated the 
iron works known as The Bogert-Car- 
lough Company, of Paterson, and since 
its inception has been its Secretary 
and Treasurer. From the time of his 
graduation until the incorporation of 
this company be was closely connected 
with many of the largest steel mills 
of the East, and this experience has 
been a valuable asset in the development of his own company. 

During the seventeen years that this company has been in exist- 
ence it has grown under his leadership to such proportions that 

its plant is among the leaders in this line of business in the 
State of Men Jersey, 
ii. ■ is married, there being four in his family. lb' i^ nol 
i In politics. His favorite Bporta are g<-lf and motoring 
and for the pasl fourteen years he has been a member of the 
North Jersey Country riuh and ^ connected with several college 
clubs. H-' has always been an active membei ol the i ■ ■ « - - * [ 
Chamber of Commerce, having served on the Nominating Com- 
mittee, and in the year 1913 was Third Vice-President of the 

K>ll\ H. QUEVN 

John ii. Qulnn, Is a member and partner of one of tin' largest 
plumbing and heating mill supply establishments in Paterson. 
Born in Paterson, he has always made 
Paterson his home and Qulnn Bros., of 
which he is at the head, is one of the 
most successful institutions of its kind 
in the city. He received his preliminary 
education in the public and private 
schools of the city. 

While a hoy. Mr Qulnn learn. -d the 
plumbing, stove, furnace, ami boiler 
trade, and after serving his apprentice- 
ship in local shops of th > late Mr. <;. D. 
Voorhis, he went to work doing in- 
stallation jobs, in various parts of the 
city and county. 

In June 1893, Mr. Qulnn entered 
business with his brother, Robert E. 
Quinn. at No. 49 Van Houten Street, 

and later bought the plant formerly owned b.\ Mr <i D. Voorhts, 
where his present establishment is located, 9 Fair Street. The 
I usiness of Quinn Bros, now occupies a three-story building and 
plans for additional units are now being made. The firm has 
done extensive work, and many of the city's finest buildings stand 
as a monument to their efficiency. 

Mr. Quinn has always been a Republican in politics and takes 
considerable interest in governmental affairs. As a club man 
he is exceedingly active, being a member of the K. of C, Master 
Plumbers' and Heating Engineers' Association, and several ethers. 
He also takes an active interest in charitable work, having served 
as Treasurer and on the Advisory Board of St. Joseph's Hospital 
on several occasions. 

His marriage to Miss Ellie O'Brien on June 19. 1890, in St. 
John's R. C. Church, was one of the brilliant social events of 
the season. Very Rev. Dean William McNulty officiated amid 
much pomp and ceremony. The couple were blessed with six 
children all of whom reside with their parents. 

As a motorist, few men excel the subject of this sketch. His 
machines participate in many a friendly "brush" on the road. 
He is also an expert angler, devoting a month each year to this 


Randal B. Lewis, one of Paterson's most active and prominent 
lawyers has been a Patersonian all his life. He was born in 
this city in 1873, in a family most of 
whom Seemed to be destined for the 
legal profession. His two brothers are 
prominent members of the State and 
county bar ; Vivian M. Lewis being 
Vice-Chancellor in this State, and Wil- 
liam I. Lewis has served as the District 
Court Judge of Paterson. Mr. Lewis 
received his elementary education in 
the grammar schools of Paterson, and 
later entered the High School from which 
was graduated at an early age. The 
attractions of the law seemed to influence 
him and in 1892 he took up the study 
of the legal profession in the office of 
his brother. William. In 1K9*> he was 
admitted to the bar and since that time 

he has been practicing in Paterson. He was appointed to fill the 
unexpired term of City Attorney in February 1, 1912. and was 
re-appointed to a full term on January 1, 1916. 

Politically, Mr. Lewis is a Republican of the first rank. He 
has been an active worker for the party, which values his ser- 
vices as an advocate of the principles for which the organization 
stands. He is a member of the Falls City Lodge of Masons, 
and North Jersey Country Club. Few men in Paterson enjoy 
a wider and more intimate acquaintance in the political and 
social circles of the city, than Mr. Lewis, which be has created 
through his many years' faithful activities in the interest of 



Robert Blackburn, the local paper box manufacturer, and 
prominent citizen of Paterson, was born at Leeds, England, in the 
year 1839 and came to this country 
when a small boy. He was educated at 
a private school at Bloomtield. where 
he made a fine record for excellent 
work throughout the entire period of his 

On November 20, ISO.". Mr. Black- 
burn entered the paper box manufactur- 
ing business and has continued that 
industry ever since. At the time he 
started his career, the paper box in- 
dustry was still in its infancy. Since 
it had become one of the principal 111 
dustries of this country, and the people 
of Paterson have watched Mr. Black- 
burn's factory grow with it. He is 
,iIm, President of the Ribbon & Ticker Paper Company. 

After the "Big Fire" he put up a fine building at 205 Market 
Street comprising three stores. Two large floors above are 
occupied, and are built strong enough to stand two extra stories. 

Mr. Blackburn is a follower of the Republican party, also he 
is a member of a number of important clubs and organizations. 
Among which are : the Masons, Knights of Templars. X. Y. ; 
Mecca, and K. of P. He married Henrietta Buttle, of Newark. 
and has eight children in his family Mr. Blackburn has always 
been noted for his generosity and charitable tendencies. 


Sullivan County., New York, December 9, 1S65 ; came 

as Principal of School-No. 7, in October, 1889. He 

has been Principal of Schools Nos. 3, 

6, and 12, and is at present at the head 

of Lincoln School No. 9. 

He acted as Supervisor of Music in 
all of the public schools of Paterson 
from 1895 to 1899, and during that 
time the excellence of the music work 
attracted the attention of the most 
progressive school music people of the 

Edward McNamara. Paterson's great- 
est singer, said recently, that he gained 
more in weeks while studying with Mr 
Twichell than lie had done, in years 
before while studying with other teach- 

Mr. Twichell claims no superiority as 
a musician but feels that the remarkable results that have been 
accredited to his efforts in music, are due to his insight as an 
educational philosopher. 

This contention is well supported by the fact that the Twichell 
penmanship method gives promise of revolutionizing the teach- 
ing of writing in the schools. There are also many special 
features in Lincoln School No. 9. which are the results of Mr. 
Twichell's originality and which result in efficiency of the high- 
est type in school work. 


Clifford L. Newman is one of Passaic County's most successful 
lawyers, aside from being actively engaged in the affairs of 
Paterson in his office of President of 
the Board of Finance. Mr. Newman 
has law offices in the Citizens Trust. 
Company Building on Market Street, 
and has one of the largest practices of 
any lawyer in the county. 

He was born on July 2. Is79. in Mt. 
Hermon, Warren County. New Jersey. 
After graduating from the schools in 
his native town, he attended Henrywell 
Academy, from which lie graduated in 
L897, After his graduation from the 
latter academy, he taught school in 
Knowlton. Warren County, for four 
years, and while thus engaged studied 
law in the office of George M. Shlpman, 
of Belvidere. for many years County 
Judge of the courts of Warren County 

In June 1902, he was admitted to the bar as an attorney, find, 
after practicing until April. 190S, came to Paterson where he 
has made his home since. Two years after coming to Paterson, 
in 1905, he was admitted to the bar as a counsellor-at-law. Since 
that time his rise in legal circles bus been marked due :.. bis 
ability and close attention to business. 

When Mayor Robert Fordyce was appointing his various boards 
and commissions on January 1. 1915, he decided that Mr. New- 
man was of the calibre of men that were wanted to direct the 
financial affairs of the city, and he appointed him on the Finance 
Commission. He was elected President of the Commission and 
his term expired January 1, 1917, when he was given a re-ap- 
pointment by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe. 

Mr. Newman has always worked hard for improvement in con- 
ducting criminal ca-es. and toward this end. has written the 
only text-book on the subject of criminal law in tins State, 
entitled. "Newman's New Jersey Criminal Law and Priced ire." 
He is also joint author of Mackay and Newman's New Jersey- 

Mr. Newman is married and has one child. In politics. Mr. 
Newman is Republican, and always works hard for the interests 
of tlie party. In lodge circles, Mr Newman is also prominent, 
.iiul is ,i member of loppa Lodge, No. 29. He is also a member 
of the Hamilton Club, and the Lincoln Club. 


One of the best known and popular citizens of this city is 
Gus Curie. Jr., who is in the real estate and insurance business 
with offees in the Colt Building. Mr. 
Curie was born in Lancaster. Pa., in 
1865, and his family moved from that 
city to Paterson in 1869, with the excep- 
tion of a short interval out of town he 
has lived here ever since. He received 
h.s education in the local public schools. 
The Curie family have always been 
noted for their activity in military cir- 
cles. The late Captain Charles Curie 
was a captain in the Civil War. Cap- 
tain of the Light Guards and Grand 
Commander of the G. A. It for the 
State of New Jersey in loin',, his son, 
now Captain Charles Curie, was :i parti- 
cipant in the War of 1S9S, as First 
Sergeant, Troop C, First New York Cavalry, and in the -rune o 
1916 served for his country at the Mexican border, tins Curie 
was a member of Company C, First Battalion, whose head- 
quarters were in Continental Hall, in lSS:i. When the Maine was 
blown up in Havana Harbor, Mr. Cur.e. who was then in Denver. 
Colorado, enlisted in Company B, Seventh U. S. Infantry and 
served in all the regiment's engagements in Cuba. He was hon- 
orably discharged at expiration of the war. he then went into 
the real estate and insurance business, and is now President of 
the Gus Curie. Jr.. Co.. Inc. 

Mr Curie's family consists of his wife and four children. In 
politics he is a Republican by principle but holds the right to 
vote for the best man 

In fraternal and social circles he is connected with the Masons, 
being a Thirty-second Degree member, also Jr.. 0. I*. A. M.. 
Spanish War Veteran. Lincoln Club. Loyal Order of Moose, and 
several others. 


One of the leading jewelers of Paterson is Garret H 
Mr Vermeulen has a fine establishment just over the 
bridge at 47 North Main Street. He 
was born in Paterson, April 7. 1861. 

Since his entrance into business he 
has risen in the mercantile world mainly 
through hard work. He started his pres- 
ent business on a small scale but he 
was determined to rise and although 
many problems confronted him at the 
start lie overcame them and now his 
business is gaining yearly. 

Mr Vermeulen married Miss Dorothy 
I. II\le and they have been blessed 
with two children. In politics he is a 
rock-ribbed Republican. In the fall of 
l'.ni:;, the people of the First Ward real- 
izing his remarkable qualifications for 
public office, induced him to run for 
Alderman He was elected by a handso 
did he serve his constituents that he 
of his term, serving 



le plurality 

s re-elected at the end 
that body from 1'904 b. 1908. Again 
1911 he was selected as a candidate, this time for the As- 
sembly. He was elected by a handsome plurality and is re- 
sponsible for much valuable legislation now on the statute 
books. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. 

In social circles he is connected with several of tins city's 
leading lodges, including the Jr. 0. I'. A. M.. ami the Patriotic 
Sons of America. He is a lover of all clean sports, especially 
elav bird shooting and fishing, and in his younger days it was 
not an uncommon sight to see Mr. Vermeulen at the trails. 


eph Api-i, 


Anions the many prominent silk manufactv 
battel "t in ire favorably known thi 
who with iiis brother John Anpel. has 

i n in iiic silk manufacturing business 

in I'li-Tsmi tot til-' past eighteen years, 

!'tt\ one years ago Mr. Appel was 
born in the town of Ustlnad Orllcl, Bo- 
bemla, and attended the public and 
high school tn his native town. After 
finishing his education be served bis 
apprenticeship in weaving In a silk mill 
nf rjstlnad Orllcl and then completed 
his study of weaving in the textile 
school at that place 

Mr Appel then went tO Vienna, Aus 

nia for Ave years, when the field of 
gaining practical knowledge was oppor- 
tune for him and succeeded In becom 
tag Superintendent of a rapestrj frctorj ; 

later as designer in the former tapestry establishmenl In a 
He next went to Paris, and worked as a designer fur two years. 
While at Paris he took a speeial course ill silk. 

In 1S!>;; be embarked for this country ami arrived here while 
the Columbia Exposition was in progress. He secured n position 
in the Paterson silk mills as a designer and worked as such 
until 1SHS when he engaged, in the silk manufacturing business 
with his brother, which later was incorporated in The Appel 
Bros. Mfg, Co., of which he is the President. 

Mr Appel is married and lives with his wife and two children 
at inti Preakness Avenue. His wife's maiden name was Mary 
Novak. Resides being a silk manufacturer, he is one of the 
Directors of Hank of Europe, New York. 

In polities he is a Republican. He is fond of music t nd can 
lie found at almost every musical concert that is given in the 
city. He is a member of the Silk Manufacturer's Association. 


One of the must hustling business men in the county is Gerlof 
l»c Roos, who "'inducts a real estate and insurance business in 
Paterson. Mr. De Roos at present lives 
at 1 South Second Street, Lakeview 
Heights, and is well known in both 
Paterson and Passaic. 

Mr. De Roos was born in Holland 
forty -six years ago, and attended the 
schools there. In 1889 he came to this 
country and settled in Paterson. He 
worked in a local shirt factory and 
while thus engaged took a course in 
the International Correspondence School. 
In 19ilit he opened his real estate and 
insurance office in Room No. 416, Ro- 
maine Building and has been in the 
same office since. 

When he first started in business Mr. 
De Roos operated on a small scale but 
by close attention to business and his endeavor to please his 
customers he gradually enlarged until at the present time he has 
one of the largest real estate and insurance businesses in the 
State. Mr. De Roos is married and lives with his family at 
Lakeview Heights, N. J. 


The name of Frank E. Stillman, member of the Chamber of 
Commerce, and hardware merchant, at 213 Market Street, has 
been associated with the names of the 
prominent business men of this city for 
seven years. 

Mr. Stillman was born at Hoosick, 
Falls, X. Y.. in 1885 and came to Pat- 
erson in 1898 at the age of twelve. 

He received his schooling in the Pat- 
erson grammar and commercial high 
schools. After graduating he entered 
the employ of Geo. A. Myers & Co., thus 
at the start becoming interested in the 
hardware line. He later became asso- 
ciated with M. Eberhardt & Son's Co. 
of New York City, one of the largest 
wholesale and retail establish ments 
dealing in hardware in the country. In 
1910 I"' resigned his position with M. 

Eberhardt & Son's Co., and established a hardware business for 
himself at 48 Bridge Street, where he remained until March. 
1915, then buying out the hardware business of Henry Burroughs 
Co., 213 Market Street, which was established twenty-two years 

i'\ consolidating the two concerns Mr. si ill man ha 

and VI 'I BtOCk or of our most important business streets 

Mr. stillman Is Secretarj and Treasure] oi rhi DeJong Inn 
Works, this city, and was bass soloist in Market Sir. ie1 M E 
Church foi live 

He married Mlsa Minnie Decker, of tins city, and the} have two 
i i Lldren 

He is widely known for his connection with public spirited 
movements and .is an anient baseball fan, having played on 
the High School team while in High School. 


K\ c missiurici James Basile, Board of Publli 

ot the most popular city officials Paterson ev 
known for his desire to serve the people 
of the City the best way he knew how 
and to give them his time and service 
at all times. He was appointed a mem- 
ber of the board on January 1, 1915, by 
Mayor Robert Fordyce, and his term 
expired December 31, 1916, when he re- 
tired. When a member of the Board 
of Public Works Mr. Basile suggested 
the plan of distinguishing fire alar n 
stations by placing a red globe i n the 
electric light on the corner where the 
alarm station, is located. 

Mr. Basile was born in Italy, in 1883, 
and came to this country with his par- 
ents when six months old. The family 
settled in the Sixth Ward, and James ■— ^ 

attended Public School No. 2. In 19H7 he was appointed a 
member of the Police Department of which he was a member 
four years and two months, when he resigned. In 1911 he ran 
for Alderman in the Sixth Ward and was declared elected but on 
a recount was defeated by one vote He has always been a 
member of the Republican party and has always worked hard 
for the party interests. 

While a member of the Police Department he made an enviable 
record and his resignation was accepted with deep regret by his 
superior officers. He is affiliated with the Central Republican 
Club and several Italian lodges, all of which he works diligently 
for. Mr. Basik- like most other officials is devoted to motoring 
and when not otherwise engaged can be found directing the 
course of a touring car. He is also a great hunter and fisherman 
and is always delighted to either follow game through the woods 
or angle in a quiet stream. He is thirty-three years old and lives 
with his wife at 616 East Twenty-fourth Street. 


One of Paterson's oldest and most respected business men is 
Robert F. Nichols, undertaker and embalmer. Mr. Nichols 
has been a funeral director in Pater- 
son for the past thirty-one years and 
In that time has increased his business 
in size many times until at present it 
is ranked among the best in the 
county. Not only is he well equipped 
to conduct funerals but has the nec- 
essary requirements for wedding parties, 
socials and all other events where car- 
riages are required. 

The subject of this sketch was born 
in New York City, and attended the 
schools at that place. In 1867, soon 
after the Civil War he came to Pater- 
son and has since been a resident here. 
In 1885 Mr. Nichols started in the 
funeral directing business and from 
the start was successful. In 18S6 when the method of em- 
balming now in use was discovered, Mr. Nichols took a course 
in Utopia College, New York City and studied the profession. 
He graduated from this college on December 8, 1886. 

Mr Nichols is probably one of the best known men in the 
southern section of the city having spent his entire life .in 
Paterson on Marshal] Street, where his home is located. Mr. 
Nichols has always been a hard worker for the interests of the 
city and although urged many times to become a candidate for 
public office has always declined because of business obligations. 

In Catholic circles Mr. Nichols is also well and favorably 
known. He is a member of the Catholic Benevolent Legion and 
is a hard worker for the interests of that organizaton. He 
is also a member of the tribe of Ben Hur, Garret Rock Council. 
No. 785, and an honorary member of St. John's Sunday School 
Teachers' Association. 



ikers in this section of the 

One of the leading monumen 
Slate is John H. Gahan. 

He was born in Chatham. Columbia 
County, N. Y., in the year 1867 and 
received his early education in that 
town, living there until twelve years 
ago. On his arrival here he immediately 
took up monument making and as a re- 
sult of hard work he was rewarded by 
being one of the leaders in that business 
in this city. He now has a fine estab- 
lishment at 488 Main Street. 

Mr. Gahan is married. He is Demo- 
cratic in politics. His favorite sport is 
baseball and it is not an unusual sight 
to see Mr. Gahan sitting in the grand- 
stand on a hot summer's day cheering 
for his favorite team. In social circles 
he is connected with the Eagles. He 
is respected and well liked by all his fellow- 


One of Paterson's most expert watchmakers and jewelers is 
Charles Schoeffel who conducts a jewelry store at 68 Broadway. 
Mr. Schoeffel has been in business ai 
the Broadway address for the past year 
and in that short time has made such 
rapid strides that it is a safe prediction 
that inside of a few more years he will 
have one of the largest places of busi- 
ness in the Slate. 

Mr. Schoeffel was born in Basel, Swit- 
zerland, in 1867. After serving his ap- 
prenticeship he left Switzerland and 
went to Talis where he worked as a 
watchmaker. He next worked in Lon- 

Jdon, England, and in 1892 came to this 
aj^L^ country 

Hh He settled in Paterson and secured a 

position as a watchmaker in the store of 
Everett R. Verneer, on Main Street. He 
worked for Mr. Verneer for seventeen years. Three years ago 
he purchased the business. 

Mr. Schoeffel takes .in active interest in the work of several 
societies and lodges with which he is affiliated. He is Treasurer 
of the Helvetia Kranken Unterstutzuns Verein. Swiss Turn 
Verein, the Gruteli Maennerehor Singing Society and Beethoven 
Lodge, No. 154, F. and A. M. 


Andrew Foulds, Jr.. of 2S3 Main Av 
nent in the legal fraternity. He was b< 
saic, February 6, 1S72 and received his 
preliminary education in the public 
schools of that city, graduating from 
the Passaic High School in 1889. He 
then entered the Law Department of 
the University of the City of New York 
from which he was graduated with the 
degree of Bachelor of Laws in the Class 
of 1891. After serving a clerkship with 
Hon. Francis Forbes, an international 
authority in patents, trade-marks, and 
copyrights, he was admitted to the bar 
of the Supreme Court of the State of 
New York at the May term, 1893, upon 
attaining the age of twenty-one years. 
He continued his association with Mr. 
Forbes until 1901, when he became 
senior member of the well-known law firm of Foulds & Galland. 
of 25 Bruad Street, New York City, which he still continues at 
that address. In 189.". Mr. Foulds was licensed as an attorney 
at law of the State of New Jersey and was later admitted as a 
counsellor at law of this State. 

He is a member of the bar of the Federal Courts of New York 
and New Jersey and of the Supreme Court of the United States. 
He is one of the earliest registered attorneys of the United 
States Patent Office and is considered an authority on the 
intricacies of patent, trade-mark, and copyright law. but he has 
not confined himself to these branches as he has a general prac- 
tice and is also known in the field of legal literature. Mr. 
Foulds' marriage to Miss Mabel \Y. Kip in 1897, was one of 
the brilliant social events of the season. He has always ardently 
supported the doctrines and candidates of the Republican party 
and is active in fraternal organizations. 

position of tru^.i 


Among the officials of Paterson none is destined for greater 
achievements than Peter Cimmino, member of the Board of 
Health and Secretary and Assistant 
Treasurer of the German-American 
Trust Company. Active, brilliant and 
ready to exert every effort to secure 
results, he is one of the younger men 
whom Paterson will hear more of in the 
future and will be glad to honor. 

He was born in Sala, Caserta, Italy, 
thirty-five years ago. He came here 
in 1892 and has lived here since. He 
was educated in the Paterson public- 
schools and has attended a law school 
in New York. 

Thirteen years ago he entered the em- 
ploy of the German-American Trust 
Company as a messenger. By dint of 
hard work and exceptional ability he 
has steadily climbed the banking ladder 
and honor he now holds. 

In politics he is a Republican, and already numerous honors 
have come to him from that party. He was appointed to the 
Board of Health by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe in August, 1916, 
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Achille 

Mr. Cimmino, who resides at 913 East Nineteenth Street, was 
married ten years ago to Miss Frances J. Cappella. Three chil- 
dren were born of the union. In addition to being a member 
of the New Jersey Bankers' Association, Mr. Cimmino was hon- 
ored by the "Sons of Italy of America" who last year elected 
him State Secretary. 


Like every other profession or business, the fune 
lias its leading lights, and prominent in this capac 
son and Passaic County, is Herman E. 
Frommelt. of 92 Market Street. 

Established tw T enty-seven years at this 
address, Mr. Frommelt is reeognizedly 
the oldest director in this city. In h.s 
long career he has earned the esteem 
and confidence of all with whom he has 
been associated, either socially or in 
business life. 

In his club and fraternal life Mr. 
Frommelt is associated with Beethoven 
Lodge. F. and A. M., Paterson Lodge 
of Elks, Paterson Lodge. No. 188, I. O. 
O. F., Mozart 85, and many others. 

He is fifty-eight years of age, and is 
married. Before her marriage, Mrs. 
Frommelt was Miss L. B. Stott. Like 
other prominent local men, Mr. Frommelt 
future of Paterson, 


Colonel \V. H. Rogers, Division Agent of the Public Service Gas 
Company and the Public Service Electric Company represents 
these concerns commercially in Passaic 
County. Colonel Rogers says that he has 
been so long in Paterson and likes Pat- 
erson so well that he is willing to for- 
get having ever lived anywhere else. 
Starting with the gas company in 18S8. 
he has taken part in its development 
and, since 1899. in the progress of the 
united gas and electric interests. 

Though never active in politics, Col- 
onel Rogers has always been interested 
in all movements for the advancement 
of this city. He was Secretary of the 
Citizens' Committee of One Hundred of 
the notable Centennial in 1892, com- 
memorating the founding of Paterson. 
He is a member of the Board of Trade, 

several clubs, lodges and technical societies, among them being 
the following: Elks. Masons. National Electric Light Asso- 
ciation, Hamilton Club, Brotherhood of American Silk ^Vorke^s, 
Y. M. C. A., National Security League, Chamber of Commerce, 
North Jersey Auto Club, The Gas Institute. National Commercial 
Gas Association, New Jersey State Gas Association, Gas Meters 
Club, and Rotary Club. 

Colonel Rogers is married, his family is made up of four mem- 

His favorite diversions are reading and motoring. 



i "i ill yean the people of Paterson have known to who 
Bend when the; wanted the best In soft drinks. No ma 
p. litis. .11 has a higher reputation f»>r 
attention I., bis buslneaa and care f. .r 
the wants of iiis customers than Fred 
Greenwood. Be has lived In this city 
for thirty-two years. 

As .1 lodge man there are few men 
better known than Mr. Greenwood, He 
is a member of Pateraon Lodge, No. 60, 
B. l". o. E., Lincoln Club, Moose, ami 
People's Park Improvement Association, 
Heptasophs, ami Temple Hill A. C. 
In each of the foregoing organizations 
he lias displayed activity thai lias won 
fui' him tin- admiration of all the mem 

■ «tli ais to a degree, he has. 
by dint of hard work and modem 

business methods up a soda water business second to none 
In this section (if the country. Wherever soft, drinks are sold 

(he name of Mr. Greenw I is familial-. His customers are 

numbered among the lust known people in the country, all of 
whom attest to the line duality of his goods. 

Possessed of an amiable disposition he has made a host of 
friends all of whom are legion. On numerous occasions lie has 
contributed generously to charitable affairs not alone financially 
tan Willi his time and efforts as well. His delivery is all done 
by a fleet of auto trucks exclusively. He is also one of the 
largesl dealers .>t sweet cider in the State and always procures 
tlic best that can he had. 

Mr. Greenwood is married, rcsi.iiiir. on East 19th Street. 


Although not a resident of Paterson i 
resident of this city has done more for 
County than Henry C. Muhs, who now 
resides at 75 West End Avenue, Ridge- 
wood. For many years his father was 
in the wholesale packing business in 
both Paterson and Passaic, and during 
his boyhood the younger Mr. Muhs was 
employed about the packing houses 

learning the business. 

When Henry Muhs. Sr., died a few 
years ago bis son assumed charge and 
although but twenty-eight years old has 
conducted its affairs successfully. The 
concern is a credit to Passaic where it 
is now wholly located, having sold its 
interest in Paterson recently, and is one 
of the most profitable of its kind. 

.Mr. Muhs was horn at 131 River 
Street, Paterson, October 12, 1SS8, and 

attended the local public schools. Almost his entire life was 
spent in Paterson until a few years ago when he moved with 
his wife, who was Miss May C. Auger, to Ridgewood. Since 
that time he has been a resident of Paterson's suburb hut in 
his heart is a thorough Patersonian. He is a member of the 
Areola Country Club and is a great lover of all outdoor sports. 


William Smith. Jr., is one of the younger business men of 
Paterson who may he characterized as a man of untiring effort. 
He has been a resident of Paterson 
since birth, and received his early 
training in the schools of this city. 
His elementary education was received 
at Public School No. 11, where he was 
known as one of the most active and 
progressive students of his class. After 
leaving school he learned the silk 
business which he entered for himself 
at the age of twenty-three. For the 
past ten years Mr, Smith has been en- 
gaged in the manufacture of first grade ribbons, which are noted for their 
fine finish and durability. 

Politically, the subject of this sketch 
is a Republican. His father has served 
as Republican Alderman from the 

Eleventh Ward for several years. Mr. Smith is a married man 
and is blessed with two children. In athletics he is fond of 
bowling and finds this sport the source of recreation from the 
cares of his business. Mr. Smith has an extensive circle of 
friends in this city, where he has established a reputation as a 
man honest in business and pleasing to meet at all times. 

tern part 


Ji -s T. Jordan, tin- local piano dealer, President of the 

chamber of Commerce, ami the brad of tin- TabernacL Choir, 

of 1,400 voices, is one of the best known 

business men Ed Paterson Mr. .Ionian 
takes great Interest in the choir ami 
makes it his business to have them 
well named for any occasion. During 
tin. Billy Sunday campaign held last 
year, the singers of the choir under 
ll"- leader lii|> Of Mr, .Ionian, made a 
ii ■ throughout the Stale, 

Mr. .Ionian was born in England and 
came to this city in 1S74, lie received 
his education in this city and later 
entered the piano business in which 
he lii- been for twenty one years. At 
present he is President of the Jordan 
Piano Company and the American 
Master Organ Co. He is also Vice 
President of the F. G. Smith Piano I'm 
is well known in the musical trade thr. 
of the United States. 

Mr. Jordan is married, there being four members in his family. 
In polities he is Republican, In social circles he is connected 
with the Masons ami Hi,- Rotary Club. He is liked by all his 
fellow members. His favorite bobby is music and at spare 
moments he gives his time to that diversion. 


One of the best known aud most active business men of Pat- 
erson is Frederick Hrindle. He was born in this city in 1872. 

Through his efficient management the 
United States Hotel has become known 
to thousands of people who visit this 
city annually, and he has built up a 
large circle of friends, not only among 
bis guests from other cities, hut also 
among citizens who enjoy the unex- 
celled cuisine of his hotel. 

Healthy athletic sports of all de- 
. notions have Mr. Brindle's hearty co- 
operation and support, and he is num- 
bered as one of Paterson's most expert 
devotees of fishing and hunting. 

The progressive methods of Fred 
Brindle have placed the United States 
Hotel with the first class hotels of the 
State and his guests leave with a 
favorable impression of Paterson. 

Mr. Brindle is an active member of the Paterson Lodge of 
Elks and other organizations, and deeply interested in every 
movement for the advancement of the Industrial and civic life- 
of the city. 

He is popular among his associates and his genial manner 
makes him a strong man in whatever he undertakes. 


William W. Scott was boi 
1855, and with his parents ca 
July 16, 1859. His father, Joseph Scott, 
came here in the interests of the Dundee 
Manufacturing Company to erect the 
Dundee Dam and dig the canals, put- 
ting in the necessary gates and locks to 
make the canals navigable. 

The subject of this sketch attended 
the old District School in Passaic, and 
When that was abolished, continued his 
studies in the public school of which 
he was the first boy graduate. After 
that be attended the Spencer Collegiate 
Institution to prepare for college, in- 
tending to study for the ministry, but 
abandoned that to take up the study 
of law, which he did, and was admitted 
as an attorney of the New Jersey Su- 

eme Court at the November term, 

n Morrisville, Pa., February 6, 
to Passaic, then Acquackanonck, 



and later 

Mr. Scott was Councilman from the Second Ward, 1891-1894, 
member of the Board of Education, 1894-1897, and upon the 
death of Mr. Kilgour, Mr. Scott secured an interim appoint- 
ment as City Counsel. He also served as Counsel to the 
Excise Board, 1895-1898. He is a Republican, a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church, which he has served as Trustee. 
Deacon, and Treasurer. 

Mi Scott was married to Matilda Trimble of Boonton in 
1879, and has two children, Winfleld T., associated with him in 


business, and Bessie, wife of Frederick B. Conant, also a law- 
yer, who studied with him. 

Mr. Scott gives his spare time to the study of local history, 
on which he is considered an authority. He is a frequent 
contributor to the press of articles on local history and wrote 
the History of Passaic. He is a member of the New Jersey 
Historical Society. 


A. Clay has been a resident of Paterson since 
elementary education was received in School 
No. 5, and upon graduation he entered 
Paterson High School from which he 
was graduated with honors. In 1898 
he matriculated at the Medical College 
of Columbia University. After receiving 
bis diploma from this institution be 
entered the King's County Hospital. 
Brooklyn, from which place he left to 
procure special training at the Coney 
Island Emergency Hospital. 

Dr. Clay began practicing medicine 
in 1905. Untiring devotion to his pro- 
fession since that time has brought him 
recognition from the best medical men 
in the city. For several years he has 
been connected with the clinical de- 
partments of the Paterson General Hos- 
pital, and at the present time is the associate surgeon at that 
institution. His activities in medical circles in this city has 
qualified him for membership in the following organizations: 
The American Medical Society. Medical Society of the State of 
New Jersey, Society of Clinical Surgeons of the State of New 
Jersey, and Passaic County Medical Society. 

In addition to his medical activities, Dr. Clay is affiliated 
with the following fraternal and political organizations : Masons, 
Elks. Jr. 0. U. A. M.. and the Odd Fellows. Through bis part 
in politics he has become associated with the Lincoln Club, the 
Central Republican Club, and the First Ward Republican Club. 

Shortly after establishing his practice. Dr. Clay was appointed 
Medical Inspector of Schools. In 1908 he was elected Coroner 
of Passaic County. Later be was appointed a member of the 
Board of Health by former Mayor Robert Fordyce. In 191 5 
Dr. Clay was appointed Health Officer. 

The latter appointment did much to show the real worth of 
Dr. Clay as a public official. His untiring efforts to establish 
and enforce modern health rules in Paterson is worthy of high 
commendation. He is " largely responsible for the milk supply 
station in this city, and the regular sanitary inspection of store-; 
where food st-iffs are sold. 

While Dr. Clay was acting in the capacity of health officer, 
the epidemic of infantile paralysis broke out in Paterson. The 
fight against the disease called for his services night and day 
during the months of July, August, and September of 1916. 
His time and energy was given unflinchingly and under his 
direction the disease was restrained to a comparatively small 
number of cases 


appointed Recorder in the Pat- 
been numerous changes in the 


One of Paterson's well known and successful 




J. Moloney, District Manager of the New 
pany. For eighteen years he has la- 
bored among the people of Paterson and 
North Jersey, attending to their needs 
in the way of first-class telephone ser- 

When lie first became connected with 
the Local telephone office it was about 
one-tenth its present size. Mr. Moloney 
by close application to duties built up 
a business that compares favorably with 
any district in the United States. To- 
day there are thousands of satisfied sub- 
scribers in Paterson and vicinity to at- 
test to bis managerial ability. 

Before entering upon his present vo- 
cation Mr. Moloney was engaged on the 
Erie Railroad in various capacities, be- 
ing Chief Train Dispatcher of the New 1 
severed his connection with the road. 1 
has gone ahead in leaps and hounds 
necessary to build an addition ti 
Van Houten and Paterson Streets 

Mr Moloney is just as popular with his employees as he is 
with Ins customers. Displaying a rare interest in their welfare 
he enjoys their loyalty to a remarkable degree. 

York Division when he 

The telephone business 

and recently it became 

the present headquarters at 

Since William H. Young v 
erson Police Court there ha 
manner of conducting the business of 
the court sessions and all have been 
for the betterment of the court and the 
good of the city at large. New sys- 
tems of keeping account of the persons 
tried before the court have been put 
into operation and it is now possible to 
keep accurate account of all convictions 
and acquittals. 

Mr. Young was born in Strathaven, 
Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1868, and 
came to this country in 1879. locating 
in Paterson. He first went to work in 
the local silk mills and while thus 
engaged used his spare time to study. 
He took a course at New York Univer- 
sity and was admitted to the bar in 

Mr. Young started to practice law in this city and by close 
attention to business now has one of the finest practices in this 
city. Mr. Young was Secretary to the County Tax Board for 
six years, and while in this position inaugurated the system un- 
der which the records are kept and at the same time made hun- 
dreds of friends. 

On January 1. 1916, when the term of Recorder James F. 
Carroll expired, the members of the Police and Fire Commis- 
sion, after looking over the field of candidates for the position, 
selected Mr. Young for the position. In politics Mr. Young is 
Republican and is always found working hard for the interests 
of his party. 

In fraternal circles Mr. Young is also very prominent and is 
a member of Paterson Lodge, No. 60, B. P. O. E.. Odd Fellows, 
Central Republican Club, and the Lincoln Club. He is married, 
his wife's name being Miss Annie MacMullen. One son was 
born of the union. 


Louis Cramer is one of the best known contractors in Paterson 
and vicinity, a man who has made a success of the business 
from the very first when he started 
twenty-two years ago. In that time, 
there has been a wonderful develop- 
ment in the building and paving of 
roads, and Mr. Cramer has, in no small 
way. contributed freely of his skill to- 
w aril this development. 

Mr. Cramer was born in Kingston, 
N. Y,. fifty years ago and twenty-five 
years ago came to Paterson. Since his 
arrival in this city he has been a leader 
in contracting work, paving many of 
Paterson's streets, the last ones being 
River Street, and Broadway. 

The subject of this sketch is married, 
his wife's maiden name being Josephine 
Schmoll. He was blessed with three 

children, He is not interested in politics, although well kn 
Mr. Cramer is not connected with any social organization 
this city. His favorite hobby is motoring. 


Alderman Wallace R. King was born in Pat 
1862. He received a grammar school edueatior 
the machine trade becoming an expert 
machinist. After making a notable suc- 
cess at his chosen trade, be naturally 
drifted into politics and has been a 
leader in his party for many years. 

In 1910 he ran for Alderman from 
the Fifth Ward and was elected by a 
handsome plurality. So well did be 
serve his constituents that he lias been 
re-elected three times, this making his 
fourth term on the Aldcrmanic Board. 
He has been instrumental in having 
passed much of the beneficial legislation 
enacted by the board during the past few 
years. Among the ordinances he has 
been sponsor for are the law to license 
newsboys, the dance hall ordinance, the 

early closing ordinance, compelling saloons to close at one a 
and several other excellent laws. 

Alderman King has always maintained a leadership in 
Republican party and today no one is oftener called 


than in- as counsel when anything is contemplated that requires 
the d rectlon of a -killed man, 

Mr. King is married, his wife before her marriage being Sarah 
11 Klersfey, popular in social ami literary circles. Mr. King 
is also prominently Identified with fraternal ami social organiza- 
tions, being an active ami popular member of Paterson Lodge, 
No. 60, B. P. 0. k He resides in a handsomely fitted home at 
197 Sixteenth Avenue, 


Oakley ii urn. in, architect, established at No. i; Park Avenue, 
is proving a rising young architect, through his achievements 

during (hi- linn- he lias been in business, 

He started to learn tin- architectural 
business sixteen years ago, working for 
:iis late unci 
tiis demise, i 
Mr. Houman 

Marlnus Houman, up to 
which time the younger 

lCCeeded him in his pro- 


He is now carrying on tin- business 
in a thorough manner. From the stand- 
ard in- has set, success is bound to 
•rown his efforts. 

Mr. Houman is twenty-nine years old: 
was horn in Paterson, ami is a gradu- 
aie of the local High School. 

He is a member of the Junior Order 
..r American Mechanics. 


Occupying « position high up in the official life of the State 
is ( 'ha lies F. Lynch, who. as United Stales District Attorney 
for the District of New Jersey, had 
proved himself a zealous and efficient 
public servant. 

Mr. Lynch owns up to being thirty- 
two years of a^e and lias for the past 
fifteen years been a resident of Pater- 
son. Born in Franklin Furnace. Sus- 
sex County ; lie came to Paterson when 
Seventeen and entered the law office of 
Michael Dunn, After studying here for 
a time he changed to the office of 
Fierce and Greer, New York, and in 
1906 was admitted to the bar. 

He then became associated with Wil- 
liam Hughes, now United States Sena- 
tor, and opened offices in the Citizens 
Trust Building. They are still located 

at the same address hut in addition have offices in New York 
and Newark. 

Politically Mr. Lynch is a Democrat, and, moreover, he is a 
leading Democrat. Much of the success enjoyed by Mr. Hughes 
In his political career is due in no small measure to the activity 
of Mr. Lynch, He is a charter member of the Passaic County 
Democratic Club and was one of the organizers. 

In club and fraternal circles, Mr. Lynch is widely acquainted 
and he maintains membership in the Hamilton Club. Paterson 
Lodge of KIks, Knights of Columbus, North Jersey Country Club, 
and St. Joseph's Catholic Club. Strange to say, he is un- 
married, but then he is a very busy young man. 


Among the best known citizens of this city is Robert McCrowe. 

He is 

Alio ha 

on his own merits, coming to Pat- 
erson when a hoy. 

The subject of the sketch was born in 
Queenstown, Ireland. At the age of 
seven he came to this country with his 
parents. He received his early educa- 
tion in the public schools of Patchogue, 
L. I. His father who was one of the 
best known landscape architects in Eng- 
land, came to Paterson in 1893 to ac- 
cept the position of Superintendent of 
Parks which were then in their infancy. 
Mr. McCrowe is a lover of parks and 
has made a study of landscape gar- 
dening in general. He has been As- 
sistant Park Superintendent of this city 
for the past thirteen years. 

Mr. McCrowe started to work when be 
was a boy of fifteen and with hard work and ability was able to 
bring himself up to the position he now holds. 

The subject of the sketch is married and is blessed with one 
child. In soda! circles he is connected with the Elks, and is 
well like by fellow members. He is a lover of all clean sports. 


Who is the leading SfgD painter of Palcrson • \j Ilr 

ten people you meet will answer George Finigan. 

Mr. Finigan is one of the most popu- 
lar and wldelj known sign painters in 
eiioli ■ .1 the Stat.'. 

His shop is located at the corner of 
Main and Market Si reels, under the 
name of Flnlgan System 

Mr. Finigan was born in Boston, 
Massachusetts, in LS83 His rathei 
moved to paterson when George was 

very young. They stayed in p. it. i jon 
a, short time. later moving to Cham 

palgn, Illinois Eventually they re- 
turned to Paterson, where George re 
celved tiis education, 

Mr. Finigan la very fond of traveling, 
having been in nearly every State in 
the Union at some time or other. He 
has jilso been in Mexico, .mil while in 
had the distinction of being . 
personally met General Villa, 

George started his trade on a small scale, and by hard work 
has managed to organize one of tlie largest sign painting con- 
cerns in the northern part of the Stale. Mr. Finigan is married. 
His favorite sports are bowling, basketball and baseball. 


For twenty-eight years John J. Rumler has been in the sta- 
tionery business in this city and at the present time has one of 
the largest commercial stationery stores 
in the city, at 3 and 5 Park Avenue. 
At the time of the fire which destroyed 
almost all of Paterson's places of busi- 
ness. Mr. Kumler's store was among 
those destroyed. Ciidauuted by this Mr, 
Rumler started immediately after the 
flames were extinguished and started to 
rebuild his business. By hard work and 
close attention he succeeded better than 
he expected and his store on Park Ave- 
nue is now one of Paterson's model 
places of business. 

Mr. Rumler was born in Bloomfield. 
N. J., September 18. 1874, and is forty- 
two years old. He came to this city 
when a young man and has since re- 
sided here. He is married, his wife's maiden name being. Miss 
Annie Wiley. Three children were born of the union. 

In lodge circles Mr. Rumler is also prominent and takes an 
active interest in the affairs of the Royal Arcanum, Odd Fellows, 
and F. and A. M., of which he is a member. He also takes a 
keen interest in sports, his favorites being baseball, football, 
and swimming. He is President of the Recreation Commission, 
being appointed by Mayor Fordyce when the commission was. 
first formed for four years. 


Arthur Brawer, the local silk manufacturer, was born in Libatr. 
Russia, forty years ago. At the age of fifteen, Mr. Brawer left 
his home in Russia for Scotland, where 
he went to work in the dry goods busi- 
ness. He continued at this trade until 
the great coal strike forced him to give 
up. Then he decided to go to Liverpool, 
and there he learned cigarette making. 
At the end of a year he changed over 
to cigar making and later decided to try 
his hand at the cigar business and 
opened a store in Cork. Ireland, where 
he had gone from Liverpool. He stayed 
there for six years before he decided to 
migrate to this country. He landed in 
tins country in 1900 and engaged in the 
liquor business with a brother. Mr. 
Brawer did not stay in this business 
very long, and in 1902, he and three other brothers started a 
throwing plant on Van Houten Street, which he was forced 
to sell out on account of a sudden slump. He next decided to 
start in the raw silk and waste business, which is now known as 
the A. Brawer Silk Co., a corporation of which A. Brawer is 
President, and his four brothers are members of the concerns. 

Mr. Brawer is married, his family consisting of eight mem- 
bers. In politics he is strictly Democratic. In social circle; he 
is connected with the Paterson City Lodge. His favorite Sport 
is motoring. 




David young, Chief Inspector of the Passaic County Mosquito 

Extermination Commission, was born in Stiathaven. Lanarkshire, 

Scotland, and coming to America when 

a boy settled in Paterson. He has been 

a resident here for the past thirty-seven 

years, all but two of which were spent 

in the Second Ward. 

He was married thirty-five years ago 

to Miss Mary Scott and six children 

have been born to them. For the past 

twenty-five years he has resided at 93 

Coral Street, and lias taken a deep in- 
terest in the affairs of tile Totowa sec- 
tion. Three terms Mr. Young was elected 

to represent the Second Ward in the 

Board of Aldermen, and while President 

of the Board, was called upon to till the 
vacancy as Mayor, caused by the ab- 
sence .if William H. Belcher. 

Shortly after the organization of the Passaic County Mosquito 

Commission he was appointed from the civil service list as Deputy- 
Inspector. Later he was placed in charge of the work as Chief 
Inspector. In this capacity he has shown himself to be not 
, 1 1 1 1 \ a deep student of mosquito conditions but a thoroughly 
practical man. Possessed of a keen and inquiring nature Mr. 
Young has given himself entirely to the solution of the mosquito 
problem and the modicum of his success is more complete each 

Fraternally Mr. Young is affiliated with the Masonic lodges. 
Paterson Lodge of Elks, and is a charter member and organizer 
of the Lincoln Republican Club 


known bus 


1 local roofing contractor is one of the 
less men in this Locality. 

.Mr. Sloan was born in Jersey City. 
New Jersey, in the year 1878. and after 
living in Newton, N. J. for a period 
of eight years, moved to Paterson in 
1888, and has been a resident of this 
city ever since. He started in his 
present business just seventeen years 
ago. He was connected with the Com- 
monwealth Roofing Co., and after 
working hard and faithfully for four 
years, be was advanced to manager of 
the concern. Later he formed the T. F. 
Sloan Company and purchased the busi- 
ness of the Commonwealth Company. 
Since forming the concern he has made 
a name in the rooting business that 
ranks with any in this part of the State, 
cs he is strictly Republican. His favorite sports are 
billiards, and golf. In social circles he is connected 


with the Hamilton Club, Rotary Club. North Jersey Auto Club, 
and the Benevolent Lodge. 4.",, F. and A. M. He is well liked 
and represented by all his fellow members. 


Captain John T. Hilton was born in Oldham, Lancashire, Eng- 
land on January IS, 1844. and arrived in Paterson with his 
mother and brother, September 1. 1851 
When ten years of age he went to work 
in the old Gun Mill Section for John 
Kyle the pioneer of the silk industry. 
Subsequently he worked at stripping 
tobacco ; steel wire making for hoop 
skirts ; copper and tinsmith : bobbin 
boy in the Duck Mill : and printer's 
"devil" in the old "Paterson IntMi- 
gencer" office, afterwards the -'Independ- 
ent Democrat." 

About ls~,9 he was an indentured ap- 
prentice with the Danforth, Cooke Loco- 
motiv< .Hid Machine Co. 

September, lsai2 he enlisted in Co. 
II. 25th N. J. Volunteers, for the Civil 
War. On returning from the war lie- 
located in New Y'ork City, subsequent!] moving t" Jersey City. 
to finish his trade as machinist and locomotive builder, though 
retaining his legal residence in Paterson. 

About 1S66 he entered the employment of the late Thomas 
Wrigley, but in 1807 started with the late John H. Goetschius. 
C. E. and Surveyor at his life work, in the same occupation. By 
study in Paterson's public schools, day and evenings, and Cooper 
Institute, New Y'ork, he had prepared for this profession. 


In 1870 lie was First Assistant in charge of the city work 
under A. A. Fonda, and on the latter's death was appointed 
City Surveyor which he retained until 1SS4. Subsequently he 
mapped out the Borough of Rutherford in tax districts, and in 
1890 entered the service of the Dock Department of New Y'ork. 
His military record begins with private and mounted orderly. 
1862, 25th N. J. Volunteers, Civil War; captain and adjutant, 
2nd N. J. Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War. and a 
commissioned officer in the N. J. N. G. from 1880 t.> 1909, with 
a brief interval, when he was retired with the rank of captain. 


Among the hundreds of hustling business men in Paterson 
is one man who can be found working every minute of the day 
in carrying out the many details of the 
Fidelity Storage and Furniture Com- 
pany, and this is the genial Stephen 
S. Fox, President of the company. 
Although the highest officer in the com- 
pany Mr. l'"\ works as hard as any 
man in the employ of the compar- 
and it is largely through his efforts 
that , the company stands as high in the 
business world of the city as it does. 

Mr. Fox was born in 1S62. and has 
always been a resident of Paterson. 
boosting whenever possible and always 
helping to keep the fair name of our 
city clear. He has always evinced an 
interest in civic affairs but has never 
permitted his name to be mentioned in 
connection with any public functions becau-e <>f 

In the fraternal world however. Mr. Fox takes an active part 
and is prominent in several of the fraternal organizations of the 
city. He is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men of 
the World, ami the I". C. T. lodges. He can always be found work- 
ing hard for the interests of the lodges with which he is affiliated. 

The subject of this sketch while not exactly a sportsman takes 
an active interest in all sorts of outdoor sports and particularly 
hunting and fishing. Mr. Fox is married and two children glad- 
den the Fox household. Paterson and Passaic County should 
feel proud to have a man of the calibre of Mr. Fox numbered 
among their citizens as be is always working for the interests of 
his community. 


Thomas F. McCran. State Senator from this county was born 
in Newark. N. J.. December 2. is;:. Mr. McCran is one of the 
representative legal lights of this county, 
having been admitted to the bar at the 
November term. 1899. and as a coun- 
sellor at the February term. 1911. He 
received his ealiv education in the 
public schools of Newark and Paterson. 
Later he attended Seton Hall College and 
was graduated in June. 1896, with the 
degree of B.S. Mr. McCran studied in 
the offices of William B. Gourley. He 
continued in Mr. Gourley's office until 
November, 1907. when he was appointed 
City Attorney of Paterson. He served 
in that capacity until March, 1912. when 
lie resigned. 

Mr. MeCran's success has been rapid. 
He quickly built up a practice that com- 
pares favorably with any in the city. He conducted a general 
law business and his affable manner and conscientious methods 
account for his ever increasing clientele. 

Mr. McCran served in the Assembly in 1910. 1911 and 1912. 
In 1911 he was chosen as the leader of the Republican minority 
on the floor and distinguished himself by his statesmanship. He 
was chosen Speaker of the House in 1911 and by his brilliant 
achievements in the halls of legislation, his force of character 
and his popularity as a platform orator, he has become well and 
favorably known in every part of the State. 

In 1912 Mr. McCran ran for State Senator and was defeated 
by a small margin owing to a peculiar combination of circum- 
stances. In 1915, however- he again ran for the office and was 
elected over his former conqueror. Senator Peter J. MeGinnis. by 
a handsome plurality. He has given universal satisfaction to 
his constituents and has been instrumental in having much 
beneficial legislation enacted. 

Senator McCran was married in 1916 t" Miss Frances Martin, 
of Passaic. He makes his home in Paterson. 

who's W 11 o [ N PASSAIC COUNTY 


Robert 11 i unnlngham la one ol Paterson's I 
lawyers, and maintains offices In the I alted it 
il,' was born i" Paterson, Februarj 

_• :. iss . ind received bis earllei • is 

linn in Hi,- public schools and tin- New- 
ark Acad, m) graduating fr the lat- 
ter In 1901 it,- tii.-n attended the New 
■ School .mil was graduated In 
ill,- class •■! 1906, "f which class he 
was also President. Admitted to the 
bar in ill-- November term of the Su- 
preme Court in 1907, he has since prac- 
ticeii ins profession continuously in 
on .mil has been very active there- 
in, lie was admitted as a counsellor 
at Hi.' 1910 November term. In 1908 
he married a daughter <if the bite John 
K Cooke, .mil the] have two children. 

The sulijei-l of this Sketch has been 
prominent!] connected with the fame c,f golf in th 
ihe past number of yea 

nity for 

He is a charter member of the Areola 

chili, and was a former member of the North Jersey 


Country Cluh. 

He is much Interested in public affairs ami has been connected 
with movements f..r the betterment of civic conditions, 
but his never sought nor held any office. He is a member of the 
Board ..f Trustees of the Presbyterian Church, Secretary 
of the Paterson General Hospital Association, Secretary of The 
Bar Association "f Passaic County, ami a member of the fol- 
lowing: Paterson Lodge, No. 60, B. P. (). E., Central Republican 
Club. Orpheus Club. Taxpayers' Association, Chamber of Com- 
merce and American Bar Association. 


Harbour was born 

County Down, Ireland, May 
and engaged in active 

25. 1859. He is a lawyer by profession 
practice. He received his early educa- 
tion in the national schools of Ireland. 
and is a graduate of the Institute, Bel- 
fast. He holds eight diplomas for pro- 
ficiency in modern arts and sciences 
from the South Kensington Museum of 
London. He came to this country in 
1885, and had lived in Haledon for 
many years. Recently he moved to 

He was formerly engaged as a manu- 
facturer of linens and silks. He was 
associated with the Haledon Board of 
Education as member and clerk for four- 
teen years. He has also been counsel 
for several boroughs and townships of 
Passaic and Bergen counties for a 

number of years. He has always been a Republican, but with 
independent tendencies. He is an Exempt Fireman and a life 
member of the New Jersey Firemen's Association, and a Past 
Master of Haledon F. and A. M. He was elected to the Assembly 
by a plurality of 1831, over Joelson, the highest candidate on the 
Democratic ticket. 

Mr. Barbour is married, his family consisting of five members 
He is a member of the F. and A. M. Club, No. 169, Haledon. 


The subject of this sketch, Peter A. Adams, is one of Pater- 
son's best known and most popular citizens. He was born in 
Greece, the country that gave to the 
world the greatest sculptors and athletes. 

It was in 1884 that he first saw the 
light of day. and is one of a family of 
four brothers. He received his early 
education in the grammar schools and 
finally graduated from the high school 
in his native town. In reaching Ins 
early manhood he with his brother, 
Adam Adams, emigrated to the great 
Republic of the West. Full of life he 
determined he was not going to be a 
cipher but a real live part of America's 
busy life. He thereupon entered into 
the moving picture field which was 
practically at that time in its infancy 
in Paterson. and opened The Gem on 

Market Street some ten years ago and now known as the Paterson 
Show. He gained the public confidence and has maintained it 
up to the present time. Reaching out on a larger scale he, in 
association with his brother, Adam, undertook the work of re- 
building the Opera House which had been destroyed by Are 

so,,,,, months previous, u was a great undertaking and the 
Adams Brothers have been rewarded with success. 
Mr Adams is a member ,.r several organizations He gives 

i i, 1.. m.i th] hi •< . .'mi works im in- , "I,. in < - ,n. mi "' 

ii,,,„ principles thai go i" sustain Ihe elements ,,i civic pride. 
Mr Adams ,s always i" ihe forefrom He ,s ., tine itudenl ■■' 

political and economic questions but lakes In aetiw pall. 


Manufacturing textile machinery is the business William w 
Uhlinger is engaged In al 20! Paterson Streel besides carrying on 

., , ,1 machine repairing bv 
For the past eighteen years the subject 
,,f tins sketch lias been prominently 
Identified «nii machine work in this 
City and is now retarded as one of 
Pan-rson's most expert machinists. 

Mr, I'lilinger was horn in Philadelphia 
Bft] eight years ago and was the son of 
\v P. Uhlinger who was also prominent 
in the manufacture of machinery. For 
many years the local mall was em- 
ployed with, his father and later was 
a member of the firm of Schaum & 
Uhlinger, Philadelphia. 

Eighteen years ago Mr. Uhlinger came 
to Paterson and was employed by the 
Julius Brandea Manufacturing Company 

as master mechanic. For eight years he worked for the Brandea 
Company and several other local silk ribbon firms as Superintend- 
ent, and tell years ago started in business for himself. 

Although not a "native son" Mr. Uhlinger has been closely 
identified with the affairs of Paterson and has manufactured 
many of the ribbon and broad silk looms that are in operation 
in the silk mills of the city. At the start his business was 
small but by hard work Mr. Uhlinger has enlarged his plant until 
at the present time it is one of the largest shops of its kind in 
the city. 

Mr. Uhlinger is a widower and has one child. In politics he 
is a Republican and although never a candidate for office takes 
a keen interest in the affairs of that party. He is a member 
of the lodge of Masons 


a, but one 
the genial 

Paterson has a number of prominent business 
of the most popular and also one ,f the youngest 
Albert H. Slater, proprietor of the Globe 
Carpet and Oil Cloth Company at 142 
and 144 Main Street. Mr. Slater hears 
an excellent reputation in business cir- 
cles and is one of Paterson's most 
hustling citizens. 

Albert Hirach Slater, was born in 
Cracow. Austria, March 4, 1879, and 
came to this country at the age of 
thirteen years, going direct to Amster- 
dam. X. Y., where he secured employ- 
ment in the Stephen Sandford & Son 
Carpet Factories. At the age of sixteen 
he was engaged as Canadian representa- 
tive of a large jewelry concern. He 
continued in this position until he was 
nineteen years old. when he took a 

position with a Cohoes. N. Y., furniture firm and it was while 
in this position he met Miss Rebecca Hudes and married her at 
the age of twenty. The couple have two sons. Jack and Ed- 
ward, sixteen and fourteen years of age respectively. Eight 
months later he went to New York and accepted a position as 
inside salesman with Sol Harris, a large floor covering concern 
on East Fourteenth Street. Forging rapidly ahead he was soon 
made manager of the concern and continued in this capacity 
about three years when he was sent to take charge of the 
Brm's Paterson branch. After one year when the firm discon- 
tinued business. Mr. Slater realizing the possibilities of the 
business, started in for himself. This was February 7. 1903. 
His Hist location was at 12S Main Street. He remained at this 
place for over ten years, and in July, 1913, built his present 
nt three-story and basement store which is considered 
one of the most modern establishments of its kind in this sec- 
tion of the country. Mr. Slater has made wonderful progress and 
today is recognized as one of Paterson's most progressive busi- 
ness men. 

In charitable circles Mr. Slater is also well and favorably- 
known for his desire to help others at all times. He is a director 
of the Barnert Hospital, and in this capacity renders excellent 
service. He is also prominent in lodge circles and is a member 
of Paterson Orange Lodge, Xo. 43, F. and A. M., Progress 
Club. Cataract City Chapter, No. 10, R. A. M.. Jephthah, No. 
143. I. O. B. B. He is also a Thirty-second Degree Mason and 
Shriner. and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. 



Amiel Mondon, Chairman of the Police Committee of the Police 
and Fire Commission, is one of Paterson's foremost business 
men besides being a hard worker for 
the interests of the city. He was ap- 
pointed a member of the Police and 
Fire Commission on January 1, 1915, by 
Mayor Robert Fordyce and since that 
time has fathered a number of im- 
provements that have been for the 
betterment of the Police Department of 
the city, Mr. Mondon was re-appointed 
bj Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe for another 
two-year term, beginning January 1. 

He was born in New York City, in 
1S74. and (Mine to Paterson at the age 
of three years. He received his educa- 
tion in tile local public schools and 
after graduating he became a silk rib- 
bon weaver. After several years he 

left the silk business and engaged in the milk business and "as 
later in the grocery business. IK- next organized the Mondon 
Coal Company and is now engaged in the retail coal business. 

Commissioner Mondon is married, his wife's maiden name being 
Mary Nessen. His home is at 634 Main Street. He is a member 
of the John Boylan Association, and in politics is Democratic. 
His favorite sport is hunting. 

an earnest desire to advance the cause of a greater Paterson. As 
a member of the Auto Club, he is an enthusiast, and enjoys 
nothing so much as a spin through the surrounding countryside 
in his high-powered car. 
Mr. Gurney is forty years of age, and married. 


Although still a young man. Barney Ht 
erson's most energetic business men, and 
of the largest metal ceiling companies in 
this city. 

Mr, Herrmann was born in 1885, and 
did not take up his present business 
until five years ago. He started with 
a small establishment, but by hard work 
he was rewarded, and is now at tin- 
head of the Paterson Metal Ceiling 
Company, located at 321) Market Street. 

He is married, there being three mem- 
bers in his family. His favorite sport is 
baseball. In politics he is strictly 
Democratic. He is not connected with 
any lodges or clubs. 



J. Patterson is one of Paterson's most popular and 
business men, and has been so. for the past six years 
that he has been in business. He deals 
in painter's supplies and has one of the 
largest concerns of this kind in the city. 
His place of business is at 384 Grand 
Street, corner of Jackson Street. 

He was born in this city and re- 
ceived his education in the local schools. 
All his life has been spent in this city 
and during this time he lias made a 
host of friends. Six years ago he 
branched out in business for himself 
and from the start was successful. 

Mr. Patterson is married, his wife's 
maiden name being, Mary A. Rilley. 
Nine children were born of the union 
and all are living with their parents 
at the Grand Street address. Mr. Pat- 
terson is but thirty-nine years old, being one of Paterson's young- 
est business men. 

Mr. Patterson has always been a supporter of the poli- 
cies of the Democratic party and when he reached his majority 
he supported that party at the polls. Since that time he has 
been a hard worker for Democracy although never a candidate 
for public office. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. 
In his leisure moments Mr. Patterson finds time to angle for 
members of the finny tribe. 

appointed to political 
; highly respected ci 


Though newlj appointed to political office, there are few better 

citizens of Paterson than 

I. McLean, Commissioner of 

In his private life and in his 

of public office Commissioner 

is without reproach. 

He was appointed Commissioner of 

Streets by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe at 

the beginning of Jan., 1916, to succeed 

James .1. Taylor, and in the time so far 

in office, he has become known as the 

best street commissioner the city ever 


Before taking this position Mr. Mc- 
Lean was an inspector on the trunk 
sewer now nearing completion, and has 
also held several other minor positions. 
For a number of years he was a con- 
tractor and builder and his experience 
in this field helped him out wonderfully in assuming control of 
the street system of the city. 

Mr. McLean is a Past Master in the Ivanhoe Lodge of Masons, 
is a member of Adelphi Chapter of the Royal Lodge, is an 
honorary member of the Grand Silk City Craftsmen's Council of 
Engineers, and is a Past President of the Eighth Ward Repub- 
lican Club. 

He is forty-five years of age and is a grandson of the Rev. 
Joseph Wilson, of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. McLean is married 



oud father of four beautiful children 


Although in his present business only four and 
William H. Gurney has risen to a foremost position 
heating apparatus and gas appliances. 
His place of business, at 181-5 Ellison 
Street, is one of the prize salesrooms 
of the city, and his modern method of 
doing business lias developed for him 
an enviable practice. 

Mr. Gurney is a Republican politi- 
cally, but politics with him is only an 
incidental matter, as he is essentially a 
man of business. His strict attention to 
the details of his trade, and a cl 
servance of the market in search of im- 
provements for his customers, lis. pi veil 
him a place as a leader. Moreover. Mr. 
Gurney is a firm believer in courteous 
treatment of his customers, and has sul 
rounded himself with a corps of assist- 
ants who are disciples of the same school. 

Fraternally, Mr. Gurney is affiliated with Joppa Lodge, No. 29. 
F. and A. M., Paterson Lodge of Elks, Improved Order of Hepta- 
sophs, the Rotary (Tub. Knights of Pythias. North Jersey Automo- 
bile Club. Young Men's Christian Association, and the Chamber 
of Commerce. 

In the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gurney. as befits an energetic 
merchant of his type, has taken an active interest, and he has 


James P. Hannan, Register of Motor Vehicles of Fassaic 
County, is a Patersonian born and bred, and through his activity 
in political circles and general all 
around ability, has risen to the posi- 
tion which he now occupies. 

Since his appointment in July last, 
Mr Hannan has instituted many re- 
forms and his close attention to busi- 
ness has justified the action of the 
State in placing him in this responsible 

Previous to this appointment Mr. Han- 
nan was employed as a salesman with 
the Isaac A. Hall Company and was 
considered a valuable man by that 
concern He has also occupied sev- 
eral smaller political berths in all of 
which In- distinguished himself by hii 
public spirited efforts. 

He is a member and an organizer of the Democratic Club of 
Passaic County, is a member of the Paterson Lodge of Elks, of 
the Knights of Columbus, and of the Entre Nous. In all of these 
clubs Mr. Hannan is well known and has been honored with 
office at different times. 

Born in this city. Mr. Hannan was educated in St John's 
Parochial School and in Public School No. 3. Always of a pleas- 
ing disposition he bad little difficulty in getting into politics 
and rising to a position of power 


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Starting with a small plant. Mr II. n 
nig has advanced in tin- coppersmith 
business until now in- has control of 
.an- of ih.' largest copper manufacturing 

plants in tin- State. II,' has been in 

this business for the past thirty-four 
years. 11.' served his time with the 
firm, now out of business. Harrell & 


Mr. II. 

a. lent of Ih.' i ..In 


'.■t.'d Willi hi 


W. II.. 
. <'.. and G. G Kennlg, 
He has his home at lU-isth Avenue, 
here are Hve members in his family. 
I.- does nut take much Interest in sporl 
ected with the following associations: 

lanufacturing Ass.n'iafhm ,,f X 


or polities. He is con- 
Chamber of Commerce. 
.1.. and the Silk Association of 
11 liked and respected by all his associates. 


x.i .'.in, '.'in mi Hardware Row is better known to the merchants 
of this city than that of George A. Myers & Company, the 
the senior member of which firm is the 
suhject of this brief biographical sketch. 
Established in this city since 1880, Mr. 
.Myers by his untiring energy and close 
attention to business has become one of 
the leading merchants and citizens of 
the city. 

Mr. Myers was born in Columbus. 
Ohio, July 2. 1852, and his education 
was begun in the schools of that city. 
With his parents he later moved to 
Wells County, Indiana, and lived there 
until he removed to Paterson. in 1870. 

Since that time he has known no 
other city as his home town, and he has 
grown with the city to bis present pros- 
perous position. In 1871, deciding to 
learn the hardware business he entered the employ of Richard- 
son and Mills, then at Main Street and Broadway. 

In 1880 he formed a partnership with George Christie and 
opened a hardware store at 74 Main Street, under the firm 
name of George A. Myers & Co. In 1894 the firm was dissolved 
and Mr. Myers started individually at ISO Broadway. Just before 
the fire of 1902 he removed the business to 03 Washington Street, 
and the increase in trade soon made it necessary to enlarge the 
Quarters to the adjoining building. This is now the location of 
the firm which is composed of Mr. Myers, Valentine Whitla, his 
son-in-law, and George F. Myers, his son. 

Mr. Myers is a Republican, though not an office seeker, and 
is a member of the Hamilton and Mecca clubs, and Knights of 

In 1880 Mr. Myers married Miss Josephine A. Christie of this 
city, and they have two children, George F. and Mrs. Valentine 


Among all tile business men of the city none stands higher in 
the community than Henry Doherty, Jr., President of the Henry 
Doherty Silk Company, one of the 
largest concerns of its kind in this 
country. In connection with his two 
brothers, William H. and Raymond, Mr. 
Doherty has for fifteen years been 
building up the Henry Doherty 
Company, and today it is housed in 
one of the model factory buildings of 
the country. No manufacturer in this 
vicinity has given more thought to the 
comfort and welfare of his employees, 
and no manufacturer has the greater 
good will of those who work for him 
in a steadily growing and prosperous 
business. Mr. Doherty desiring to ex- 
tend in his employees every concession 
within his power, erected an up-to-date 
hall field adjoining his mill. It is 
scientifically laid out and contains ; 
players' dressing rooms, etc. 

Mr. Doherty is married, 
being Miss Bessie O'Keefe. v 

a grandstand, bleachers, 
fe before her marriage 

the city, Mr. and Mi's. Dohertj hi 

crick and Robert, M hcrly is 

and a prominent member "I Patei lot 

0. E„ ill fact, he is well known 

two children, Fid 

Republl I 

aidgc. Xo. 60, It P. 
r Klkdom exists 


Mr. Doherty lias not missed a National Convention of the 
Klks in ten years, being a prominenl figure al every gain 
ciing. Mr. Dohertj was born in Paterson thirtj sever ■■ 

EUGENE .1. HI(;(il\S 

of the 

A genial disposition has made legions of friend: 
.1. Higgins, formerly C merclal Manager "t the Pa 

oi tlie New York Telephone Company, 
who left Paterson. July, 1910. to take 
charge as chief clerk, in one of the 
departments of the company in its New 
York office, 195 Broadway. All Paler- 
son friends can always rind him in 
room 615, where he will he glad to 
renew acquaintances. Mr. Higgins was 
connected with the telephone company 
for a number of years before coining 
to Paterson. hut aftt 

of the business afl 
branch lie met with 
cause of his desire 
all limes to the t 

While in Paterson, Mr. Higgins had 
made changes in the manner of conducting the business affairs of 
the company, and every change that had been made by Mr. 
Higgins has been for the betterment of both the company and 
its subscribers. Although not a native horn Patersonian. he is 
one of the best boosters this city has. Mr. Higgins was born 
in New-ark on April 7, 1884. 

Politics never interfere with Mr. Higgins in his work for the 
telephone company or in his efforts to do good for the city. He 
is really non-partisian but is in the midst of every campaign 
for the betterment of the city. He is one of the hardest workers 
in the Chamber of Commerce. 

When not prevented by business duties, Mr. Higgins can in- 
variably he found at a baseball game, as he is one of the most 
ardent baseball fans. In fact, be is a lover of all outdoor 
sports, but he does not take the same active interest that he 
does in baseball. Mr. Higgins is married, his wife's maiden name 
being Miss Anna Blake, of New- York City. One child adds 
gladness to the Higgins' household. 


Sidney w, Probert, educator, artist and traveller, was born and 
educated in Paterson and for twenty years has been principal of 
School No. 13, long called the "Pride 
of the Eastside." Few public school 
educators have won their way to the 
front ranks as has Mr. Probert, whose 
talent has been recognized by the lead- 
ing educational journals in tile country. 

Beside his university degrees. Prin- 
cipal Probert has brought into his 
professional career in this school all 
the experience and research on live 
educational matters, and the refreshing 
atmosphere of a man who has travelled 
much in the world and knows whereof 
he speaks. His post graduate work at 
Harvard University, specially taken for 
the uplifting of his school in the mat- 
ter of hygenic progress and physical 
culture, has made this institution specially noted. 

Mr Prober! is a close student of nature in all its phases, and 
nature study as outlined in the course has always received its 
full attention. He believes in arousing the curiosity and interest 
of a child by ever holding up to him the wonderful forces and 
growths around him and which many people too often pass 
by heedlessly. 

As an artist Mr. Probert has also won recognition of an un- 
usual sort. In his Studio Room. 41)2 Citizens Bank Building, can 
be found many wonderful creations of his genius. Some of his 
paintings have received great praise in the world of art, and 
his exhibits in the Salmagundi Club. New Y'nrk, in particular 
have attracted more than ordinary attention. 

In addition to the institutions already mentioned. Mr. Probert 
is also a graduate of Columbia and New Y'ork Universities. He 
is a member of the following clubs: Mecca, Shriners, Sal- 
magundi, Psi Upsilon, and Paterson Principal's Club. In sports, 
he has a special liking for baseball. Lacrosse and tennis. He is 
a Republican in politics. Principal Probert is married and re- 
sides at 168 Graham Avenue. 




One of the leading undertakers of the city is Wallace Gra- 
ham, who has an undertaking establishment at 153 Ward Street. 
Mr. Graham is one of the oldest un- 
dertakers in this city, having been do- 
ing undertaking work for the past forty 
years, during which time he has made 
an enviable record for himself. He 
started on a small scale, but through 
hard work he has managed to become one 
of the leading undertakers in this city. 
Mr. Graham is also well known through- 
out the county, and does considerable 
out-of-town work. 

The subject of the sketch was born 
in the year 1849. He is married, his 
liPF^^. family consisting of three members. He 
^rii ^ .P' J^Rfe Invi-r of hunting and fishing. 

He takes no interest in politics. In so- 
cial circles he is connected with the 
in the front in the lodge's activities. He 
fellow members. 

Masons. He is alway 

is well liked and respected by all hi 


One of Paterson's hustling business men is William Francis 
who conducts a delicatessen store at 198 Market Street. Mr 
Francis enjoys the distinction of making 
a success out of one line of business 
after the European War forced him out 
of the trading in birds. For two years 
Mr. Francis conducted a bird store at 
42 West Street, but after the war started 
in Europe he was unable to secure any 
more canaries and was forced to retire 
from business. This did not daunt him 
and he and his wife entered the deli- 
catessen business on Market Street 
where they have met with great success. 
Prior to his operating this concern on 
West Street he conducted a confectionery 
store in South Paters on, and was also 
successful in this line. He is one of 
Paterson's best known bird and dog 

fanciers. Mr. Francis was born in Scotland forty-three years 
ago. but came to this country when a young man and settled in 
Paterson where he has since made his home. He has made 
friends by the legion because of his genial disposition. He 
is married, his wife's maiden name being Emma Redfern. One 
child helps to gladden the Francis home. 

Although never a candidate for public office Mr. Francis is 
a staunch Republican and is always a hard worker 'for the 
interests of that party. He is popular in fraternal circles and 
is a member of the Royal Arcanum and Modem W Imen 

Despite the fact that he is meeting with great success in the 
delicatessen business Mr. Francis declares that as soon as the 
great European War is ended and trade between the United 
States and the European countries is resumed he will again enter 
the bird business. 





at time 

Tunis Vermeulen, undertaker 
ness for the past twenty-five years and 
one of Paterson's most hustling citi- 
zens. He has always worked hard for 
the interests of the city at large and 
Paterson should feel proud to have a 
man of his calibre as one of its citi- 

Aside from being prominent in the 
business life of the city Mr. Vermeulen 
is also active politically and served as 
Coroner of Passaic County for three 
years and Morgue Keeper for six years. 
He is a staunch Republican and is a 
hard worker for the interests of that 
party. His father was also a prominent 
funeral director and it was with him that 
the younger Mr. Vermeulen studied the 
business and became one of Paterson's u-sl funeral d. rectors. 

Mr. Vermeulen's place of business is situated at 102 North 
Main Street, and he has one of the most up-to-date establish- 
ments of its kind in the State. He has all the paraphernalia 
necessary to carry on the business of a first class funeral 
director and embalmer. 

The subject of this sketch is a great lover of horses and 
always manages to have several horses of fine breed in his 
Stables. Mr. Vermeulen married Miss Elizabeth Welsh, In bis 
time, as a funeral director, he has accumulated a fine collection 
of horses, carriages, funeral cars, and other accessories of a 
first-class establishment enabling him to cater to weddings, 
parties and all other social events. 


Joel E. Crandall, undertaker, Professor of Semi-surgery, was 

X. Y. After acquiring 

born September 16, 1878, in Whitesville 
an education in his home village 
schools, he entered the Hornell High 
School and graduated from that insti- 
tution. He also graduated from the 
Baruch Institute of Therapeutics and 
Anatomy, N. Y. City. He was on the 
staff on Steuben Sanitarium, under Dr. 
J. E. Walker for a period of five years. 
Mr. Crandall, in 1904, entered the un- 
dertaking profession in Hornell. N. Y. 
In 1906 he was connected with the 
Stephen Merritt Embalming Institute 
and the F. E. Campbell Co. After ob- 
taining efficiency in the retail line he 
became connected with the H. E. Taylor 
Co., also the National Casket Co. 

He is the originator, lecturer and 
demonstrator of the Art of Semi-surgery, which was placed be- 
fore, and accepted by, the undertaking profession in 1912, as 
the greatest adjunct to the profession in the last decade. In 
1912 he purchased the undertaking establishment of William 
Clerihew, which is located at 133 Broadway. The steady growth 
of his business shows how many friends he has made in this 

Mr. Crandall is married. 
Elks, Rotary (Tub, Jr. O. L 
Republican Club. 


The photograph below represents Frederick .1. Tattersall. a 
Patersonian of the first rank. He is forty-six years of age, and 
has been a resident of Paterson since 
his birth. His elementary education was 
received in the schools of this city. 
During his school days he was active in 
his studies in which he attained credit- 
able marks. When a young man Mr. 
Tattersall secured employment with one 
of the local business concerns in which 
lie displayed unusual ability. At the 
present time he is engaged as a sales- 
manager for the J. S. Norton Co., manu- 
facturers of tinners' supplies. 

Through his executive ability and 
power to make friends, Mr. Tattersall 
was selected by the Republicans of Tas- 
saic County as a candidate for the 
Assembly. Previous to the primary 

electiou he made a strenuous campaign of the county and suc- 
ceeded in securing the nomination that practically insured his 
election. As an assemblyman he well served his constituency 
with admirable credit. 

In fraternal circles he is affiliated with the Masons, and 
Knights of Pythias. His name may be found on the roll book 
of the two largest political clubs in the County, the Central 
Republican Club, and the Lincoln Club. Mr. Tattersall is mar- 
ried, and is favored with two sons. Through his activies as a 
politician and a citizen he has created a wide circle of friends 
who have shown their appreciation of his integrity by sending 
him as their Representative from this District to the State Leg- 
islature at Trenton. 


One of the most popular city officials that ever held public 
office in Paterson is Frank I. Adams, who was appointed a mem- 
ber of the Board of Education in 1915 
by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce for a term 
of three years. Since being appointed 
to the school board Mr. Adams has ad- 
vocated many improvements in the local 
schools and has always been a hard 
worker for the interests of the tax- 

He was born in Paterson and re- 
ceived his education in the local pub- 
lic schools. After leaving school he 
was employed by the J. A. A'an Winkle 
Company, hardware dealers, and since 
that lime has been appointed Treasurer 
of the concern. He has been in the 
employ of the Van Winkle Company for 
the past fifteen years. 

Mr. Adams is married and has one child, 
of the Jr. 0. U. A. M.. Sons of Veterans, a 
In politics Mr. Adams is a Republican. 



John Hunter was born at Glasgow, Scot] 
latei came to this country and settled In 
business, and became the proprietor of 
■ bathing resori Located close to the 
Westslde Park Bridge, and which is 
popular throughout the counts 

Be is well known as a tabor leader 
and organizer, serving as Treasurer ol 
the United Broad Silk Weavers «>r 
America, for a term of six years. Be 
also served three years as doorkeeper 
nf the General Assembly, and was ;ij. 
pointed Factory Inspector In isms, rot 
a term of three years, by Governor 
Voorhees, and was q keeper of the Pas- 
saic County Jail for four and one half 
years, under the regime of Sheriffs 
sum- and Bergen, lit- is a life-long 
Republican, and among Ids friends are 
leading members of ids party in Passaic 
the State. Be was elected to the Assei 
by an increased plurality of 7.2SS) over tt 
the Democratic ticket. At the last elect 
County Freeholder on the Republican ticket 
as Chairman of the Committee on Way 
her of the Comi 

nt> and throughout 
f for a third term 
ilghest candidate on 

he was elected as 

Last year he served 

and Means, and a meni- 

on Militia. Miscellaneous Business, and 


for Bo 
Mr. Bunte 


His favorite sport is swimming. 


men while young have made great names for 
rt-yers, not many can surpass the record made 
by Rudolph Wiseman, during his short 

Mr. Wiseman was horn in Paterson 
just twenty-seven years ago. He re- 
ceived Ids early education in the public 
schools of this city. He took a liking 
towards law and decided to enter the 
New York Law School, He graduated 
from that school and was admitted to 
the New Jersey bar as an attorney in 
1910, In 1913 the subject of this sketch 
was admitted to the bar as a coun- 
sellor. He lias held office as Secretary 
of the Republican County Committee 
for the past four years during which 
time he has performed his duties most 
creditably. He is also a member of the 

larried. In politics he is strictly Repub- 
lican. In social circles he is connected with the North Country 
Club. Knickerbocker Club and a number of others. He is well 
liked and respected by all his fellow members. He is a lover of 
all clean sports especially baseball, tennis, golf, hunting and 


The Rev. Anthony H. Stein, Rector of St. Joseph's R. C. Church 
by his many years of service in Paterson, has endeared himseli 
to many as the city's most noted clergy- 
men. He has ever been an active and 
enthusiastic worker for everything 
which stood for parish or civic better- 
ment, and his record of achievement is 
surpassed only by the Rev. Dean Wil- 
liam McXulty. 

Father Stein was born in St. Michael's 
Parish, Elizabeth, on May 31, 1S68. 
As a boy he attended St. Michael's 
Parochial School and pursued his High 
School studies at St. Benedict's College, 
Newark. In September 18S4 he entered 
Seton Hall and graduating with the" de- 
gree of A.B. ; in 1888, he entered the 
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception 
in the fall of that year. 

In his fourth year, the young seminarian failed in health, and 
fearing that he would not live to complete the course, Bishop 
Wigger consented to his immediate ordination and he became a 
priest on November 8, 1891 ; the twenty-fifth anniversary of 
winch was recently celebrated in St. Joseph's Church. Regaining 
health he was appointed a curate at the Church of the Holy 
Family. Union Hill. He was later changed to the Church of 
the Assumption. Morristown. and served in turn as a curate at 
Our Lady of Sorrows, South Orange; St. Michael's, Newark, and 
St. Vincent's, Madison. On August 10, 1900, he accepted his 

Aral rectorship, Our Lady of Lourdea, Paterson. He has ever 
Blnce been Identified with religious work in Paterson. 

Cnder his rectorship, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 
grew eztenslvelj and four other parishes were created under 
his direction, st, Stephen's Polish Church, was the first of 

these, the others being St. Anthony's, Hawthorne; the Church of 
the Blessed Sacrament on Bast Nineteenth Street, for the River- 
side Italians, and St, Caslmir's Lithuanian Church, on Mont- 
gorai i j Street, 

He has also been energetic in securing civic reforms, parti- 
euiarh where they pertained to the parochial school system 

In the Board of Trade, and its successor the Chamber of Com 
merce, he lias taken llvelj Interest serving on many standing 

committees. He was active in organizing the Paterson Remedial 
Loan Association, under the auspices of the Chamber of Com 
merce, and was elected its first President 

Father Stein holds the distinction of being the only priest to 

serve as the foreman of a grand jury in this county. He has 
als,, been aclhc at all times in the interests of the Catholic 
soldiers in the Fifth Regiment, Saying mass for them at their 
annual encampments at Sea Girt. He is a member of the Rotary 
Club and of the Knighls of Columbus, jn which organization he 
has served many terms as local ami State Chaplain. 

On the death of the Rev. C. P. Cillcn in May 191.%. Father 
Stein was appointed Rector of St. JoseplTs Church v\here he is 
still stationed. 


Standing preeminent in the ranks of Paterson's musicians and 
composers is John G. Zabriskle, whose many contributions to the 
musical world have afforded much pleas- 
ure not only to Paterson and Passaic 
County theatregoers but to music-lov- 
ing audiences all over the country. 

From his earliest childhood Mr. Za- 
briskie has been a devoted worshipper 
at the shrine of Orpheus and every 
opportunity was given him to gratify 
his musical tendencies. At an early 
age he was a proficient musician and 
by constant application rose to the 
topmost ranks. 

For many years he has been organist 
of St. Paul's P. E. Church and many 
of his original works first find their 
way to public approval over the key- 
board of the stately instrument in that 

church. Of late Mr. Zalniskie has confined his composing 
genius to works for the organ and church music, but when in 
lighter vein he has also given many favorite light opera numbers 
and ballads. 

As director of the Paterson Amateur Operatic Association his 
genius as a leader was emphasized. Much of the success which 
crowned the efforts of this most famous of Paterson's amateur 
company was due to his efforts. Besides directing this com- 
pany he also wrote several of the operas produced by them, 
among which were. "King Con," "The Grey Goose," "The Jolly 
Princes," and the "Maid Market." 

Mr. Zahriskie is a member of the Hamilton Club and is also 
affiliated with several of the societies connected with St. Paul's 
Church. His favorite pastime is automobiling and in this he 
finds inspiration for many new works. 


Charles B. Waterhouse, born at Aurora, Illinois, in 1870, now 
residing at 191 Passaic Avenue, Passaic, is widely known through- 
out this section as an architect, and as 
a member of a number of the most 
prominent organizations in this country. 
Mr. Waterhouse is a member of the 
National Union, Royal Arcanum. Junior 
O. U. A. M., Masonic, and Knights 
Templar, and Shrine societies. His 
favorite sports are yachting and hunt- 
ing, and amongst his friends and ac- 
quaintances he is known as an expert 
rifleman and an excellent sailor. 

He was educated at Jenning's Semi- 
nary. Illinois, and Rollin's College, Flori- 
da ; has worked at and studied architec- 
ture for more than twenty-five years, and 
many of the buildings in Passaic and 
vicinity stand as testimonials of his skill 

as an architect. His political sentiments are Republican and he 
has for a long time been active in church movements and also 
Identified with public-welfare movements and programs that call 
for better and more beautiful public buildings and homes. 

Mr. Waterhouse married Miss Lillie Huff, and has three 



Although not born in Paterson there is n 

Patersoniun who works harder for the interest: 
Martin A. O'Brien, the funeral director, 
Ol 383 -Mam Street. Mr. O'Brien was 
born in County Wexford, Ireland, and 
came to this country with his parents 
when a child. He attended St. John's 
Parochial School and after his gradua- 
tion secured a position in the Haniil 
& Booth Silk Mill on Mill Street. 
where he worked for twenty-five years. 

Nineteen years ago lie left his posi- 
tion in the silk mill and started in the 
undertaking business, in which he at- 
tained great success. At the beginning 
his business was small as might lie 
expected, but by close attention and a 
genial disposition lie enlarged until at 
the present time he is one of the best 
known funeral directors in the State. 

For many years Mr. O'Brien lias enjoy 
being one of the best known singers in tl 
held for charity in past years could always 
Martin to appear on the program as lie is 
take part in affairs of any kind f 

Mr. O'Brien is very prominent 
II is i member of Paterson Lod; 

d the distinction of 
j city. Every affair 
mint upon the genial 
■eady at all times to 

fraternal circles ill the city. 

Xo. 60. B. P. O. E., Frater- 

al Order of Eagles, Emerald Club, Woodmen, Heptasophs, St. 

P, itrick's Alliance. Entre Xous. Knights of Columbus, and the 

Holy Name Society of St. John's K. C. Church. Mr. O'Brien is 

a lover of outdoor sports of all kinds. 


John G. Donnelly. Superintendent of the Almshouse, is one of 
I aterson's foremost business men, and is well-known and liked 
a! over the city. 

Mr. Donnelly worked as Superintend- 
ed of the Boiler Department of the 
Cooke Locomotive Works for thirteen 
years before becoming Superintendent 
of the Almshouse. His record with the 
Cooke Locomotive Company is enviable 
for us diligence and activity. 

Mr. Donnelly is sixty two years of 
age and has eight children in his family. 

He is a member of the Elks and K. 
i i' Clubs, in both "f which lie takes 
., great deal of active interest, parti- 
cipating in all of their functions. He is 
highly thought of bj ids brother mem- 
bers, and is well-known all over the 
city as a great baseball fan and an 
ardent booster of the game. 

Mr. Donnelly, from 1883-1884 was a member of tile Board of 
Aldermen and lias been connected with the Almshouse for twenty- 
four years. The work he has already done for the city and 
the interest he takes in every civic movement for its betterment, 
entitles him to a place amongst the city's foremost citizens. 


Cleve. is one of Paterson's foremost lawyers and 
st popular citizens of the city. At present he is a 
member of the Passaic County Board 
of Taxation. Mr. Van Cleve was born 
in New York City. January 24, 1853. 
He attended the public schools of the 
Metropolis and when barely sixteen 
years old graduated with high honors 
from the F'ree Academy, known today 
as the Free College of the City of New 

His parents were descendents from 
Dutch stock of New Y'ork. and in 1869 
they moved from New Y'ork to Corona. 
a small village near Hackcnsaek, and 
now known as Hasbrouck Heights. There 
they engaged themselves in tilling the 
soil. He secured a position as ticket 
agent in the village for the New Jersey 
and New York Railroad Company. He held this position until 
1S7.'. when he came to Paterson. He entered the office of Lawyer 
John C. Paulison and four years later was admitted to the bar. 
He cast his first vote then and as he declares today his first 
ballot was for the Democratic party and has been so ever 
since. On the deatli of bis preceptor, Mr, Van Cleve assumed 
the practice left by Mr. Paulison. That he faithfully performed 

his duties towards his clients is best proven by his large prac- 
t ce today. 

In 1886 he was appointed Judge of the District ('•■tut by Gov- 
ernor Green, holding that position until the Republicans came 
into power and ousted him. Later he was appointed a member 
of the Police Commission. He served his party faithfully while 
in this position but was again ousted by the Republicans when 
the Police Commission was legislated out of office. 

Today, former Judge Van Cleve is as active as ever. He is 
an able debater, full of wit. at the same time possessing that 
calm sarcasm, and irony of speech which cuts deeply into the 
opposing force. Though now in his sixty-third year he is as 
active and as aggressive as ever. 


Most anyone who has ever had occasion to purchase seed. 
garden, and farming implements, or poultry supplies, knows C 
Frank Hart, the popular merchant of 
Washington and Fair Streets. Bom ill 
Paterson, fifty-seven years ago. .Mr. 
II, in has always been known as .i man 
of an affable disposition and willing to 
do all in his power to help a friend 
in need. 

His early education was acquired in 
the public schools, which aided him 
materially in establishing the large 
business that stands as a monument to 
his untiring efforts in commercial cir- 
cles of this city. For the past twenty- 
eight years he has been located at his 
present stand on Washington Street. 
During this long period, which has been 
one continual advance in his respective 

field. Mr. Hart has created a wide acquaintance which is made 
up of men in all walks of life. 

Politically lie is a Republican and is regarded by the leaders 
of the party in Paterson as a man of integrity ; one who will 
exert every effort to see the candidate to whom he has pledged 
himself bring his contest to a successful issue. He is a mem- 
ber of tile Odd Fellows and the Royal Arcanum. Both organiza- 
tions are proud to have him enrolled in their fraternal circle, 
the advancement of which is always dear to the heart of the 

subject of tllis -ketch 

In sports Mr. Hart is regarded as an authority on the best 
streams for fishing and the bunting grounds in New Jersey and 
New York Stales. In his business he has occasion to meet many 
sportsmen among whom he is very popular in this vicinity. 
Among the citizens of Paterson be is known as a valuable man ; 
ever ready to aid bis native city. 


A man who has an enviable record by serving the citizens of 
Passaic, well and faithfully, is Judge Walter Carrington Cabell, 
who up to the time of the publication 
of this book, had served five years as 
Judge of the Passaic District Court. He 
is nuw selling liis seeond term, having 
been re-appointed by Governor Fielder, 
the early part of 1916. 

His career as a lawyer and politician 
is so well known that it scarcely seems 
necessary to repeat it. A Democrat in 
politics, lie has always taken an active 
part in the work of iiis party. After 
making a notable success in his chosen 
profession — the law — he naturally drift- 
ed into polities and lias been a speaker 
at Democratic meetings for main years. 
Hi' was unanimously chosen as the 
Democratic nominee for Congress in 1914, 

from the Seventh Congressional District. Although defeated by 
his opponent. Dow H. Drukker. the present Representative in 
Congress, he made a phenomenal run. His defeat is generally 
conceded to be due to the overwhelming Republican complexion of 
the district. 

Few men can boast of so many friends. He is known from 
one end of the state to the other, and everywhere be numbers 
his friends by the score. His lot is indeed an enviable one and 
be is worthy of all the honors that the State and his fellow- 
citizens have bestowed upon him. 

Judge Cabell was born in Amherst. V.i , April 23. 1871, and 
moved to Jersey City when a boy. He received his early educa- 
tion in the schools of Jersey City and later entered the New 
Y'ork Law School where he received his legal training. In 
1896 he opened a law office in Passaic and built up a practice 
that is the equal of any in the county. His present office is 
located ai 291 Main Avenue, Passaic. 

\\ QO'S W H IN 1* A SS A I C CO U NT Y 



ni,n In Passaic County la the genial 
resident «.r the Henry Doherty Silk 
Doherta re- 

K.i> moDd Dohert] . Vice 
Companj . Lakevlen Mi 
Bldea in Clifton with his wife and one 
daughter but much of his time is spent 
in Paterson where he la a favorite In 
both fraternal, social, and sporting Cir- 

Mr. Doherty was horn In Pat 

. moil here. After 
duatlon he started in the silk 
with ins father and from the 
start was verj successful. When he be- 
came of age be was made \ 
dent of the concern and is one of the 
family ,.f hard workers that have erected 
such i handsome mill at Lakevlew and 
which furnishes employment for so man] 
Patersonlans. He is a member of Pat- 
Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E. 
There is no man better known In sporting circles 
Doherty and he and his brothers have clone more than 



any other 
Patersonlan to place baseball in its proper position among the 
sporting events In Paterson. He takes a great interest in the 
the Doherty silk Sox, the team thai represented the 
Doherty Mill on the diamond during 1916 and made such an 
enviable record The baseball park in the rear of the mill is 
one of the finest in the state and great credit is due to this 
young man for the popularity of the great national game during 
the past season. Mr Doherty is hut thirty-two years old and 
1 to the community in which be lives. 


Winfield T. Scotl was born in Passa - 
on July 10, 1887. He attended the local 
public schools and graduated from the 
High School in June, 1906. Five vears 
later. June, 1911, he graduated from 
the New Jersey Law School and En the 
same mouth was admitted to the State 



County is tli 

• genial 
il engi- 

One of the most popular men In Paasi 

John a. I little, of John A Doollttle 

■ d surveyors, with offices In the 
Hobarl Trust Building, Passaic. In 
in, work Mr. Doollttle travels to all 
sections of the country, and wherever 
he numbers bis friends by the 
legion. The subjecl <-f this sketch was 
born In Waverly, N. v.. fortj eight 
years ago, and came t<> Passaic when 
hut two years old and baa ill 
;i residenl of that cltj Tn i 
years ago he started as an engineer and 
surveyor and has ever since ' 
nected with thai busln 

Mr. DooUttle's firm are the offli ial 
engineers and surveyors oi Acquach 
anonck Township and since be entered 
that business he has been *erj active 
En tlie surveying and Improvement of nu 
in and near Passaic County. 

He is married and has three children who live with thell 
parents at their Passaic home. Mi. Doollttle has never taken 
active part in politics, but nevertheless can always be found 
working for the Interests <>f the community in which he lives. 
He is an ardent hunter and fisherman. 


Whenever one speaks of horses, that noble animal, which is 
slowly but surely being supplanted by the automobile in the 

carious mart-; of trade, one almosl in 
variably associates with them the name 

ol Albert Zabriskie, of 9 Godwin Street. 
Mr Zabriskie, lias been identified with 
the livery and sales business for thirty- 
three years and has established a most 
and honest deal- 

large tracts ol land 

viable record for fa 

born in Montville, 

Jersey, sixty-two 
to Paterson at a 
boasted of bul a 
early days 


Mr. Zabriskie 

Morris County, 
years ago and 
time when the 
small population. In 
when the horse was king, and there 
a great demand for this animal for both 
pleasure and business purposes. Mr. 
Zabriskie could always be relied upon 

to give most satisfactory service. Many interesting tales can be 
recounted by Mr. Zabriskie of the various tricks and wiles resorted 
to by unscrupulous dealers and he was in a large degree respon- 
sible for the many reforms that were instituted in the trade. 

Early in life Mr. Zabriskie married Elizabeth Mahar and their 
union has been a most happy one. He is a member of the 
Hamilton, Rotary, and Elks' Clubs. He is interested in every 
movement for the benefit of the city. 

Ranked among the city's most prominent men is William H. 
Dunning, President of the Alien & Dunning Tobacco Company. 
A connoisseur with discriminating 
taste, be is the originator of some of 
the choicest blend tobacco and cigars 
in the country. The famous LO-cent 
Long Cut Smoking Tobacco is the direct 
result of Mr. Dunnlng*s unusual ability 
as a judge of quality. 

The business with which he is con- 
nected was established in 1876 by his 
father and the late Alpheus S. Allen 
and today enjoys the distinction of be- 
ing the oldest independent tobacco firm 
in the State. The success of the busi- 
ness has been due in no small part to 
the energy and ability of the subject of 
this sketch. Enjoying a popularity 
seldom equaled by any article of mer- 
chandise, the '"Snow Bird" Cigar, is the outcome of Mr. Running's 
productive genius. 

A Paterson boy through and through, he has always en- 
deavored by his every action to be of service to the community. 
He was born in the old Fourth Ward. January 12. 1m; J. He 
received his early education in the public schools and later 
attended a business college. Mr. Dunning is married and has 
one Child. With his family he resides iu a handsome residence 
at 4'.»s East Twenty-ninth Street. 

In spite of his many and varied duties in connection with his 
business, lie has found time for social activities. In addition 
to liein^ a member of the loppa Lodge of Masons, he is also 
connected with many private social clubs. 


One of the popular men holding public office in Paterson is 
William E. Brennan, Republican member of the Board of Alder- 
men from the Second Ward. Aside from 
this he conducts a confectionery store 
at 323 Totowa Avenue. 

Mr. Brennan was born February 20, 
1871. in the Totowa section of the city 
and spent bis entire life in that mm'- 
tion. His early life was one of juffei 
ing and misfortune, but by hard work 
and perseverance lie succeeded until 

now he has reached a height in both 

his political and business career. 

He started in business on Spruce 
Street, near the Rogers Locomotive 
Works, where he met with greal suc- 
cess. After the simps closed down he 
moved his business to Totowa Avenue 
where he is now located. A few yens 

ago he entered politics and was made a member of the Board of 
Registry and Elections. He was next elected to two terms as 
Justice of Ttie Peace and was appointed a Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds by the Governor. He has been elected a 
member of the Board of Aldermen four times and polled the 
largest number of votes that were ever cast in the Ward. As 
an Alderman he has made a large number of friends, and has 
always been known for his -.terling integrity. He has R*-er 
been marripd. 



Michael E. Manley, is probably one of the best and most 
favorably known young men in Paterson and probably no other 
man has more friends than he. Mr. 
Manley was born in the southern sec- 
tion of the city in June, 1882. He at- 
tended St. Agnes' Parochial School and 
graduated at the age of thirteen years. 
He entered the employ of the Lanker- 
ing Cigar Company in 1896. and work- 
ed for this firm eleven years. He then 
opened an agency for the Waldorf As- 
toria Cigar Company, which position 
he held for eight years. At the pres- 
ent time he is Treasurer of the Em- 
pire Piece Dyeing and Finishing Com- 
pany and represents that concern in 
New York City. 

Mr. Manley is a member of Paterson 
Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E.. Knights of 

Columbus and Lafayette Council, Royal Arcanum. He is a very 
active member of the Passaic County Democratic Club and a 
Trustee of this organization for a four-year term. At the last 
election he was the Democratic candidate for County Clerk but 
when his party went down to defeat in this county Mr. Manley 
was also forced to suffer defeat. 

There is no man in the city more active in the promotion of 
athletics than he. and he lias been a member of the Athletic 
Committee for the Safe and Sane Fourth of July celebra- 
tion several times. He has always taken an active interest in the 
promotion of athletics in the city, especially among the young, 
and is a crack baseball and handball player himself, 
outing of the Chamber of Commerce last summer he i 
Captain of the Manufacturer's Team which beat the Merchants. 
Paterson and Passaic County should feel proud to have a live 
wire citizen of Mr. Mauley's character among their citizens as 
he is always a hard worker for all things beneficial to the city 
and county where he makes his home. 


One of the most popular and energetic young lawyers of this 
city is Richard S. Colfax. He is well known and well liked 
throughout the city. 

Mr Colfax was born in 18S0 in Potnp- 
ton. N. J. He received his early edu- 
cation in the schools of that town and 
later entered the Pamlico School. Later 
he took up bis studies in the Mc- 
Chesney's Business School located on 
Church Street, directly across the street 
from tlie Hamilton Club. 

While working for Lawyer John H. 
Reynolds, Mr. Colfax took a liking to 
law and studied hard during his spare 
time with the result that soon after 
la- was admitted to the bar. He now 
has an office at 129 Market Street, this 

Mr. Colfax is not married. His 
favorite sports are fishing and hunting. He is a Republican in 
politics and is a member of the local Lodge of Elks. 


Few men in Paterson can boast of older family residence in 
Paterson than John H. Reynolds, President of the Board of 
Trustees of the Free Public Library. 
Born in this city in 1885, of parents who 
were also born here. Mr. Reynolds has 
been a resident ever since. His boy- 
hood days were spent in the old East 
Ward in the vicinity of lower Main 
Street. At that time the schools were 
few and far between, but Mr. Reynolds 
succeeded in completing his elementary 
work in an old building that was lo- 
cated on the present site of the Central 
Fire Headquarters. Later he attended 
the preparatory school of the Rev. 
George B. Day in this city. Upon gradu- 
ation he entered the Union Preparatory 
Institute at Ann Arbor, Michigan, where 
lie qualified himself for admission to the 

University of Michigan. In 1870 Mr. Reynolds was graduated 
from the latter institution with a degree of A.B. The following 
year he was admitted to the Law School of Columbia University, 
where he studied under the direction of Theodore W. Dwight. 
While attending the University Law College he was registered in 
the law offices of James H. Rogers, of this city. In 1878 he 
graduated as a bachelor of laws from Columbia. He was admitted 
to the Jersey Bar in 1S79. 

At the i f 19ir 

With this splendid preparation for the legal field Mr, Rey- 
nolds began practicing in the Passaic County courts. During the 
years that have elapsed since his advent into professional circles 
he has shown no desire to hold elective office, but served with 
pleasure upon honorary boards that have called for time and 
energy without any financial remuneration. In 1905 he was 
appointed to the Park Board and served for one term. He was 
appointed to the Library Board by Former Mayor Andrew 
McBride and has served with much credit since that time. During 
his presidency of the board Mr. Reynolds has worked untiringly 
for the extension of branch libraries in the various sections of 
the city. 

He has restricted his society affiliations to college fraternities, 
the Hamilton Club, and the Areola Country Club. 

In 1881 Mr. Reynolds was married in Paterson and has been 
favored with four children. Fur the past thirty-two years he 
has resided at his present address, o46 Broadway. He has 
offices in the Paterson Savings Institution Building. 


One of the most popular public officials in Paterson is Wil- 
liam Smith, Republican Alderman from the Eleventh Ward, who 
was re-elected for the third term at the 
November, 1916 election. Mr Smith 
was unopposed, having disposed of his 
opponent at the primary, the citizens 
having endorsed his candidacy with a 
large vote. He was named President 
of the Board on organization. January- 

Mr. Smith was born in Coventry, 
England, in 1862. and came to America 
in 1S79, locating in Paterson where he 
has since resided. He received his 
early education in the English schools. 
At the time of Mr. Smith's arrival, the 
manufacture of silk ribbons was in its 
infancy. It did not take the new ar- 
rival long to decide that this industry 

held out a bright future for him, so he became a weaver and 
was engaged at this up to ten years ago when he entered busi- 
ness for himself. 

Through close attention to business, Mr. Smith soon made a 
success and his place is recognized as one of the leading narrow 
ribbon manufacturing plants in file State. The works are located 
in the Strange Mill on Madison Street. 

The subject of this sketch entered the political arena actively 
four years ago when he was elected Alderman by a splendid 
majority. He has served his constituents faithfully, and how 
well is demonstrated by the fact that he has been returned from 
time to time as his term expired. He served as County Com- 
mitteemen from the old Fourth Ward four years ago. Mr. Smith 
is married, and is a member of the Central Republican Club, 
Young Men's Republican League, of Passaic County, and in social 
life is connected with the Carrie, Mecca and Cricket Clubs. He 
is a lover of all clean sports. 


The photograph printed herewith is an excellent picture of one 
of the best known business and club men of Paterson. Charles 
Heinrichs was born in this city in 1 S 7 1". 
and has been a resident here ever since. 
His earlier years were spent in the 
vicinity of Market and Paterson Streets 
where lie later established a photograph 

Specimens of his fine workmanship 
can be seen in many of the homes of 
this city. Although he only had an 
opportunity to complete the grammar 
school course in the schools of Pater- 
son, the progress he has made in the 
commercial and political fields would do 
justice to men of more advanced 
academic training. 

In 1904 Mr. Heinrichs was elected to 
the Board of Aldermen by the citizens 

of the Fifth Ward and served with distinction until 1910 when 
he retired to devote his time undividedly to his business. 

He is well known as an organization man and is a member 
of the following societies: Masons. Elks, Woodmen, Chamber of 
Commerce, Central Republican Club, and the Craftsmen's Club, 
of which lie is president. 

No form of sport can attract him from one of the most mod- 
ernly equipped photograph studios in the State, which he has 
recently established at :'7 Broadway, to which place he moved 
after conducting his business for sixteen years at 229 Market 


W ii o ' s \v no in i'assaic v o r n t v 


GAETANO ii;ih:i;i< i 


resident of Charles Vreeland & Company, 
80 Prospecl Street, is prominent In both 
the business and political life of the 

Mi Vreeland was born in Paterson 
on July J!', 1865. His father was Ellas 
A. Vreeland, who was elected a mem 
ber of the Board of Aldermen from the 
Seventh Ward In 1870. Mr. Vreeland 
was educated In Public Schools N "- 2 
and :;. and In Latimer's Business Col 
i, _<■ He served his apprenticeship as 
boilermaker In the Rogers Locomotive 
works and after sixteen years service 
there, went to it" 1 Lackawanna Railroad 
Shops al Klngsland, N. J., as Foreman. 
lie left there to take charge of the Easi 
Jersey Pipe Company's plant in Pater- 
son and while there supervised the con- 
plant at Little Falls and also the water 

, as well as the Newark and Jersey City 



plant at Utlca, N 

pipe lines. 

After leaving the employ of the pipe company he embarked In 
business for himself with headquarters at 60 Prospect Street. Mr. 
Vreeland "as appointed a member of the Board of Education 
and began bis official duties on February 1, 1915. In polities 
Mr. Vreeland is a Republican and is a hard worker' for that 
party. He is a member of the Central Republican Club and the 
Republican County Committee. 

He is also prominent in the social world and is a member of 
the Chamber of Commerce, Jr. 0. U. A. M., R. 0. S. of A., and 
the Loyal Order of Moose. 


The Main Furniture Company of 105-107 River Street is one 
of the finest firms in this line of business in Paterson, and this 
lis due to the hard work and fine busi- 
ness ability of Benjamin Greenbaum, 
proprietor of the store. 

Mr. Greenbaum was born in Austria 
fifty-four years ago and came to this 
country when a young man. He settled 
in this city and started in the furuiture 
business nineteen years ago. At that 
time as it may be expected his business 
was small, hut by hard work and close 
attendance to business he was soon 
forced to enlarge. About ten years ago 
he started in the store where he is now 
located and which is among the leading 
furniture stores in the city. . . 

He is married, his wife's maiden name 

being. Esther Lernner. Nine children 

were born of the union, all of whom are living. Two of the 

eldest sons are engaged in the furniture business with their 

father at the River Street address. 

In lodge circles Mr. Greenbaum is also well and favorably 
known. He is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen, and Inde- 
pendent Order Br'th Abraham. In the sporting line Mr. Green- 
baum takes interest in only one branch of out-door enjoyment 
and this is motoring. He is an ardent motorist and can be 
found during his spare time riding over the roads of tin.- country. 
His home address is 276 Broadway. 


men is Joseph De 

He was born in Italy, thirty-nine years 
ago and came tn this country when a 
young man. After some hard work he 
was rewarded by becoming a leading 
architect of this city. He is well liked 
by all of his business associates. He 
has been in this business for the past 
fourteen years, during which time he 
has made a record of which any man 
would be proud of. 

He is married, there being eleven 
members in his family. He takes no 
interest in politics. In social circles he 
is associated with the Odd Fellows, 
Literary Club of Clifton, and others. 

Originality Is stamped Indelibly upon every work of Gaetano 
t Paterson, whose studio on Market Street, neai Cai 
mil has become famous all i rai the 
State, and in manj ai i centers ol the 
Bast, as the birth-place of mans em 
of hUi artistic worth, 
(it perhaps special importance are bis 

memorial tablets which ad manj 

public buildings "t the cits and State. In 

each Of these he has Shown D concep- 
tion <>f the personality who e memoi i 
be commits to marble which is little 
short of marvelous. 

Aiming these ina\ be mentioned tin- 
tablet in St. Joseph's Church, to the 
late pastor, Rev. C. P. Gillen, the tablet 
to E. B. Haines, founder of the "News," 
in the business office of that paper, the 
tablets of Mrs. Peter Quackenbush and 
Miss Anna Inglis. in the Nurses' Home, of the Paterson General 
Hospital, and the tablet in the Bell Memorial. 

Most prominent of bis local works is the statue of the late 
Congressman .lames T. Stewart, which stands in immortal bronze 
on the green surrounding the Court House. His bust of ex-Mayor 
Nathan Rarnert and bis wife, and his "crucifixion" tablet, in 
St. Barnabas' Hospital, Newark, are beautiful specimens of the 
artist's great ability. Other splendid samples of ids work are : 
"Resting Pilgrim," for Julius Barnes Heroic statues, and Reliefs 
for Church of Our Lady of Loretto, in Brooklyn; Relief of bast 
Supper for St. Joseph's, Paterson, and statues for the National 
Opera House. Havana. Cuba. 

In addition to his sculptor work, Mr. Federiei, at the solici- 
tation of many interested persons, started a class in sculpture 
which is attended by many gifted amateurs. Through this class 
he has developed a technique among his pupils which promises to 
bring them to the forefront in sculptural work. 

Mr. Federiei is thirty-six years of age, is married and has 
two charming children. He was born in Castelgrande, Italy, and 
came to this country at an early age With his parents. From 
an artistic standpoint he is a first citizen and his continued 
success in the field of sculpture promises to bring to Paterson, 
an imperial recognition. 


One of the most active and hardest working professional men 
in Paterson is Dr. Gilbert Johnston, the oldest osteopath physi- 
cian in this vicinity. Paterson has 
from the very beginning, had a num- 
ber of distinguished professional men 
and Dr. Johnston is a fine example of 
this type of citizen. 

Since 1898, the year he began the 
practice of his profession. Dr. Johnston 
has maintained his office at 210 Market 
Street. By reason of his exceptional 
ability and his close application to duty 
he has built up a clientele the envy 
of the most learned men in the pro- 

A lover of prize poultry. Dr. John- 
ston is the possessor of a stock of 
birds that have won admiration in many 
contests in which they were entered. 

He is a member of the American Poultry Association and is 
Secretary and Treasurer of the Paterson Poultry Association. 
Through his activities in this section he has done much to 
farther the interests of fine breeding. He is also interested in 
the development of bees and is President of Bee Keepers Asso- 

A believer in the chances of Paterson to rise to a foremost 
position among American cities, he is at the same time a strenu- 
ous worker toward this end, being a member of the Chamber 
Of Commerce and the Market Street Business Men's Asso- 

Politically Dr. Johnston is a Republican though he is not a 
politician. He is of high rank in Masonry, being a member of 
the Blue Lodge to the Mystic Shrine. He is also a Cast 
Provincial Grand Master of the New York District. I. O. O. F. 
M. U. ; is a Past District Deputy, Knights of Pythias, and a 
member of the Forresters of America and of the Exempt Firemen. 

The doctor is sixty-six years of age, is married and has five 
charming children. .Mrs. Johnston was Miss M. A. Bromfield, be- 
fore her marriage. 



Nicholas De Luccia, one of Paterson's popular undertakers 
was born in Italy in 1876 and came to this country when ten 
years of age. When he arrived in this 
country he attended the public schools 
and upon finishing his education he 
engaged as a news agent on different 
railroads throughout the United States. 
He came to Paterson twenty-five years 
ago and learned the trade of silk finish- 
ing. So rapidly did he rise in his 
chosen vocation that he was made Fore- 
man of Cramer & King's. He remained 
in this capacity for six years when he 
determined to engage in some business 
on his own account and finally decided 
on the undertaking business. He located 
at 26 Ellison Street. From the start 
he has been successful and now his 
establishment is one of the largest, finest 

and best equipped in Passaic County. Not only is he fully and 
adequately supplied with equipments in the line of his business 
as a funeral director, but is also prepared to eater to all kinds 
of social events, his carriage service including all the latest 
fa li onable equipages. Mr. De Luccia is a Democrat and has 
been prominent in the party since he cast his first vote. He 
has come before his fellow citizens in other than a business 
way, having been twice elected Alderman from the Sixth Ward. 

Mr. De Luccia is prominent in social and fraternal organiza- 
tions, being one of the leading spirits in the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows and several Italian Lodges. He has always 
contributed cheerfully to charity when called upon. Mr. De Luc- 
cia resides with his wife and four children at 26 Ellison Street. 


'lii- grocery store conducted by the genial .lames MacArthur. 
at 55 Paterson Avenue, is one of the best-known establishments 
of its kind in Paterson. Mr. Mac- 
Arthur has been in the grocery busi- 
ness for the past eighteen years and 
in that time has been known for his 
straightforward business methods which 
have built up his business until at the 
present time he conducts one of the 
largest grocery stores in the Totowa 
section of the city. 

Mr. MacArthur was horn in Paterson 
and received his early education in the 
local public schools. He has always 
taken a keen interest in sports of every 
description and at one time was the 
champion 1 mi -yard runner of Passa'.c 
County, negotiating that distance in 
10% seconds. 

Aside from his interest in his business and in sports, Mr 
MacArthur also takes an active interest in the affairs of the 
Totowa Presbyterian Church and is Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees. He is forty-three years old and is married, his wife's 
maiden name being Josephine Doriety. Two children help to add 
gladness to the MacArthur household. 

Mr. MacArthur is a member of the Masons, Totowa Council. 
Jr. O. I'. A. M., also the Paterson Grocers Association, and takes 
an active interest in the affairs of each of these organizations. 
When horse-racing was popular in this city Mr. MacArthur was 
owner of the famous pacing horse, "Earthquake." which won 
the cup in the Gentlemen's Driving Club Meet at the Clifton 
Race Track. 


One of Paterson's best known and respected citizens is William 
A. Renkel. who was born here and spent his entire life in this 
city. When a boy lie attended the lo- 
cal public schools and after finishing 
his studies in Latimer's Business Col- 
lege accepted a position in the Katz 
Brewery. He worked for this concern 
a number of years and then accepted a 
position as salesman for Forbes & 
Botbyl. the Grand Street Liquor dealers. 

Mr. Renkel travels to all sections of 
the county in his position as salesman, 
and wherever he goes numbers his 
friends hy the legion. He has a genial 
disposition, making him a favorite in 
business and social circles. 

In politics Mr. Renkel is one of the 
best known hustlers that the Republi- 
can party has in its ranks. Some years 

ago he was a candidate for Alderman in the Third Ward and 

although defeated at the polls, surprised the people of the citj 

edi-rful run he made against his Democratic opponent 

Mam times "Billy" has been mentioned for appointment to 
public office, but on all occasions he has refused, declaring that 
the only public office he would hold would be one to which he 
was elected hy the voters. His future, both in the business and 
political world, is particularly bright and he is bound to go 

The subject of this sketch is also prominent among the various 
fraternal and athletic organizations of the city, being a member 
of Paterson Lodge 553, Loyal Order of Moose, Paterson Lodge, 
No. 60, B. P. O. E., Central Republican Club, Totowa Rod 
and Gun Club, North Jersey Auto Club. Paterson Patriotic 
League. Third Ward Republican Club, and the American Ford 
Owner's Association. 

He is also an athlete of no mean ability and has made many 
.i '300 score" nn the polished drives. He also plays baseball 
and his prowess on the diamond is well known. Paterson and 
Passaic County may well be proud to have Billy Renkel as a 
native son. 


To be called the oldest ribbon weaver in the countrj and still 
be active and conducting a most successful business is the dis- 
tinction that lias fallen to the lot of 
Franz Ulrich, founder of the Ulrich Com- 
pany. Ward Street and Dale Avenue. 
.Mr. Ulrich is seventy-nine years young, 
as he terms it, for he is as active and 
as spry as many a younger man. 

Mr. Ulrich was born in Switzerland 
and came to this country when a young 
man. He saw the wonderful opportuni- 
ties in the making of silk ribbons and 
immediately engaged in that industry as 
a weaver. Mr. Ulrich was an apt 
scholar. He quickly mastered the in- 
tricacies of ribbon making, for in those 
days, the manufacture of this product 
was by no means the easy process of 
today. It was a rather crude method. 
judging from the manner in which ribbon 
with the wonderful development in machi 
Mr. T'lrich soon realized that there wa 
if he but took the initiative, and accord 
three years ago, he started 
Dale Mill 

i has progressed 
In a short time, 
further success for him 
gly in is;:;, over forty- 
business for himself in the old 
From the beginning it seemed success was won by 
this enterprising manufacturer and no history of the develop- 
ment of the silk industry in Paterson would be complete without 
the mention of the work of Mr. Ulrich and his early trials and 
tribulations. There were untold problems that had to be solved, 
countless numbers of obstacles to overcome, and although prac- 
tically friendless and alone, Mr. Ulrich continued to fight against 
odds and won success that falls to but few men. Mr. Ulrich is 
still engaged in the reed and harness business in the Ulrich Mill, 
Ward Street and Dale Avenue, and also furnishes ribbon blocks 
and weavers' supplies in general. Associated with him are his 
two sons. Alberl and Prank 


best kno 


Alderman Joseph M. Daly, is one of the 
the southern section of the city. Born it 
cated in the local public schools, he 
has by dint of hard work raised him- 
self up to a position of trust and honor, 

Mr. Daly is a Liquor dealer by trade. 
conducting his business at 327 Grand 
Street for the past twenty years. His 
place lias always enjoyed an enviable 
reputation, being eminently respectable 
in every particular. He has a repu- 
tation of handling nothing but the best 
the market affords. Mr. Daly is forty- 
four years of age and married. His 
wife was Miss Elizabeth Kearns. who 
before her marriage was popular in 
social circles in Totowa. 

At an early age Mr. Daly took an 
active interest in politics. He affiliated the disciples of Thomas Jefferson and has since been a 
loyal Democrat. Realizing his qualifications for public office. 
the Democrats of the Seventh Ward nominated him for Alder- 
man. He was elected by a handsome plurality. That was four- 
teen years ago. So well did he serve his constituents that he 
was re-elected seven times, still being a member of the Board. 

Mr. Daly is possessed of a sterling character. During his 
entire fourteen years as a member of the Board of Aldermen 
his record has been unassailable. Ever ready to champion the 
cause of his constituents, he has voted with a conscientiousness 
that has won for him, the admiration of his opponents. Mr. 
Daly through tireless efforts and clo^e application to business 
has amassed a comfortable fortune. 



Anj reference to the building up of Pi 
plete without mention of Fred. W, Wen 
architect, whose offices are locnted In 
the Paterson National Bank Building. 

M was ii Massachusetts, the 22nd 

ol august, 1864, and es of sub 

stantlal old colonial stock, who were 
prominent Tories In those days. He 
traces his famllj back i" 1634, when 
Sir William Wentworth, ins ancestor, 
came from England to this count i j and 
has the honor to be descended from 
I the besl people ol the i at 13 



Mill ll.. 

public scl Is of Dover, 

later finished his course 
College, being .1 graduate 
ler Scientific Department 
He commenced the stud; 

attended the 

N II . and 

it Dartmouth 

.f the Chand- 

oi archUec 

life 1 for the last in 

nt \ -tin 

in liu Iness fur himself, building up a good practice and acquiring 
1 Sue professional experience, adaptable to all departments In 

genen -settee. The Passaic Hospital Building was designed 

ami superintended by him, as well as a targe number of other 
public and private structures in this county, Including the 
Governor's residence here, the "News" Building, the Ball Building, 
and the Morrlsse Building, at Passaic; He did all the work 
foi the New Jersej State Rifle Association, at Sea Girt, as well 
.is all the State work at the camp since he has been in business. 
.111,1 is Looked upon as one of the leading lights in his pro- 
fession His selection as Resident Architect of the new Govern- 
ment Building was am, tiler tribute to bis ability, in which the 
Government made no mistake, as not a man in the State is 

better equipped tu take full and i plete charge 'if than he, 

as he has a splendid suite of offices and employs a large and 
competent force "f draughtsmen and superintendents at all times. 
Mr Wentworth is a member of secret societies, as well as the 
prominent clubs and associations of this city, among thera being 
the Hamilton, North Jersey. Ivanhoe, F. and A. M„ and the 
Rotary. He is married, his family consisting ,f Inn members. 
His favorite sports are Ashing and golfing. 

JOHN C. van \i,\m>i;i:n 

n Pateraon and Passaic Count] should fe.-i proud of 

11 \ 1 0. who ai the present time n 

Totowa Borough. Mr. Van \ I 

01 f the b'-si known architect 1 In thi 

countrj .11 "i beautiful buildings 

11 1 as n umeiiis to his skill. 

lb- was bom in The Netherlands, 
fortj veai's ago. After In, earlj edu 
cation was finished he studied archl 
tectural drawing In a technical insti- 
tute at Mlddelburg, The Nethi 1 land 
from which he was graduated In 1898 

While .1 young n he came to this 

eountry with bis parents and settled In 
Paterson. During bis life in ibis coun- 
try be has resded in Paterson and its 

1 der to become more Intimately 

acquainted with building construction 
.1 the carpenter trade, at which he worked until be was 
ie years old. In the meantime he studied architectural 
ami building construction under private tutors, when 

,n war. Old be entered the oftlees of I'ass Gilbert, an 
York City, and he remained in his employ 

architect of Nev 
until the fall of 1913. 

While employed by Mr Gilbert he acted as Superintendent oi 
Construction for ten years and while working in thai capacitj 
had charge of the construction of the United States Custom 
House in New York C.ty, the Arkansas State Capitol, the National 
stale Hank Building, and Kinney Building, Newark, N I and 
many other Important buildings in all parts of the eountry. 

In the spring of 1914 he opened offices for private practice, 
With his main office in the Kinney Building. Newark. N. .1., and 

a branch office in the K aine Building, this city. He later 

firmed a partnership with Harry A. Culver, of New fork 
City, and they are now duiug business both in Paterson ami 
Newark under the name of Van Vlandren ti Culler, In polities 
.Mr. Van Vlandren is Republican. He is a member of the Down 
Town Cub. Newark, X. J. 



Henry Barrett Crosby, is an archite 
birth a member of one of Paterson's ea 
Henry K. Crosby having been closely 
identified With the early development 
of the city and through his activity in 
the movement of establishing the park 
system, was widely known as "Father 
of the Parks." 

The old family homestead stands at the 

in 1 of Broadway ami Paterson Street. 

at which place .Mr, Crosby was born, 
September, 8, 1876. His elementary edu- 

the schools 

tins citj . after the completion of win. 
he was sent to Phillip's Andover Acad 
my in Andover, Mass.. to prepare f 
entrance i" Yale University. 

After entering the Scientific School 
that institution. Mr. Crosby at the Solici- 
tation of his father gave up the college course, and left for 
Bridgeport, Conn., where he accepted an offer with one of the 
large,! wholesale grocery houses in the country. This busi- 
ness did imt appeal to him, and he resigned in 1S!IS, to take a 
four-year course in Architecture at Columbia University. 

Two months before time for graduation from the Columbia 
Sen 10I ol Architecture, the Paterson Fire of 1902 occurred. Realiz- 
ing the opportunity which this event presented. Mr. Crosby. opened 
an office practically before ibis catastrophe was over. Although 
this prevented him from graduation at this time, the destruction 
of the buildings Offered a fertile tield fur his profession, and 
many of the new structures elected after the fire were planned 
by him. 

Mr Crosby has not affiliated himself with any fraternal soci- 
etles. In polities he is an ardent Republican, as was his father, 
wlio was a delegate to the convention that nominated Abraham 
Lincoln for President for the first term. 

As an athlete he is deeply interested in tennis and golf. 

Through his business activities he has become associated with 
the Chamber ..f Commerce in which organization he was elected 
as Trustee of the First Board of Trustees. At the present time 
Mr Crosbj has extensive offices in the First National Bank 
Building;, and carries on a wide general practice, and is known 
as one of the most proficient architects in this section of the 

Bert Cessler, is one of the best known business 
erson, one who has made a wonderful success si 
here ten years ago, seeking opportunity 
and a field for his labors. He found 
them both, and as a result he is today 
a leader in his special work. He was 
born in Jersey C.ty thirty-four years 
ago. and following his graduation from 
school he immediately went to work 
and has been at it ever since, developing 
the present business of which he is 
now at the head in just four years. 

Mr, t'csler's place of business is at 
149-151 Crooks Avenue, and there he 
can be found when he is not indulging 
in his favorite sport- -automobiling. H,* 
is quite an expert at this pastime. He 
derives keen enjoyment from witnessing 
.1 baseball game and is himself quite 

adept at the game, Mr. Cessler* is married. He has never 
taken part actively in politics although he is well informed on 
all the is: lies that are of vital interest to the public. Ill fra- 
ternal circles, he is also quite prominent being a member of 
the M e. odd Fellows and Masonic Ledges 



the best known 

Charles Pi 
was born in Italy thirty years ago. 1 
when his parents came to Paterson, 
He attended Schools Nos. 2 and 111. and 
St, John's Parochial School. After 
graduation he became a silk dyer which 
Occupation he followed for sixteen years. 
Mr. Plrolo was widely known through- 
out the trade as an expert in his line. 
Four years ago, however, he decided 
that he would go into business for him- 
self and established an auto truck busi- 
ness, being successful from the start. 

To the younger generation Mr. Pirolo 
is perhaps better known through bis 
activities in various athletic events. Up 
to five years ago he had been very- 
active. He won special distinction in 
the art of wrestling, having met many 


of the foremost exponents on the mat in Paterson and other 
cities. He is also a lover of baseball and his hobby today is 

In fraternal life Mr. Pirolo is also active, being a member 
on the Entre Nous, the Elm A. C, Dublin 400, Joe Kelley Asso- 
ciation, Sons of Italy, and Democratic County Committee. He 
is a staunch Democrat, having always embraced the principals 
of that party since the day he cast his first vote. He is now 
one of the strongest adherents of the party and on a number of 
occasions has been prevailed upon by his friends to run for 
public office. 

He is married, having joined the ranks of the benedicts Feb- 
ruary, 1916, when he married Miss Fannie Notoregiacomo. They 
reside at 17 Elm Street. 


For the past twenty-five years the subject of this sketch. M. J. 
Scanlan, has been a funeral director at 396 Market Street, this 
city, and in that time has been noted 
for his sterling business ability and 
desire to help others wherever possible. 
Starting on a small scale Mr. Scanlan, 
by hard work and close attendance to 
business at all times, has enlarged his 
business until it is now one of the 
Largest of its kind in the city. 

Mr. Scanlan was born in the Sandy 
Hill section of the city forty-six years 
ago and has spent his entire life in 
that district. He married Catherine 
Fitzmauriee and six children were born 
of the union, all of whom live with 
their parents. 

In politics Mr. Scanlan will always 
be found working hard for the interests 
of the Democratic party and two years 
always pie 

He takes a great interest in the affairs of the various clubs, 
lodges and societies of the city and is affiliated with a number 
«»f them. He is a member of the following organizations: Pat- 
erson Council, No. 240, Knights of Columbus, Paterson Lodge, 
No. 60, B. P. O. E., St. Joseph's Catholic Club, Silk Citj Con 
clave, 633, I. O. H., Court Columbia. No. 116, F. of A.. Deputies 
and Past Chiefs Rangers Association of Passaic and Hudson 
County. Silk City Council, No. 603, Catholic Benevolenl Region, 
St. Joseph's Holy Name Society and Court Paterson, No, 19, T. 
of B. H. 


andidate for 

Scanlan takes great interest in sports and is 
when he can witness a sporting event of any 

Mr. Layden is a widower, his wife, who was Helen Skaritte. 
having died thirteen years ago. Living with Mr. Layden are his 
mother and daughter, May Layden, who is also well and favor- 
ably known throughout the city. The Layden home is at 157 
Mill Street. 

As an athlete Mr. Layden was without a peer in his younger 
days. At that time he played on all the old famous baseball 
teams, including tiie Unknowns, Fire Flys, Delawares, and 
Jerseys Nines. While on the diamond, besides his natural base- 
kill ability. Mr. Layden entertained the spectators with his 
excellent comedy and acrobatic stunts at which he was very Mr, Layden was a member of the Dublin Champion 
Athletic team, composed of such well remembered athletes as 
Peter and William Henderson. John and Patrick Kearney. John 
Deianey. Patrick Boyd, Luke Dunkerley and William Murphy. 
He was also a leading member of the old Pioneer Minstrels and 
the Americus Dramatic Club. 

In fraternal circles Mr. Layden is as prominent as lie is in 
social and political circles. He is a member of the Sons of 
Veterans, Junior 0. I'. A. M.. Central Republican Club of Pat- 
erson. Central Republican Club of Passaic, Daughters of Liberty, 
No. 39, National Security League, and the Liberty Civic Club of 


Thomas McCran, the local Superintendent of Weights and 
Measures, was born in Ireland, in the year 1854. He received 
his education in Ireland's public schools 
and came to Paterson when he was six- 
teen years of age. 

Before being chosen as Superintend- 
ent of Weights and Measures he held 
Mianv other responsible positions. For 
a time lie was in the hide and tallow 
business. He was the first man in 
Paterson to have charge of the super- 
vision of roads. 

Mr. McCran has been connected with 
politics since 1SS8. In 1888 he was 
elected for the Assembly and two years 
later. 1890, was again elected, this 
time as a Freeholder. He is strictly 
Republican. At the present time his 
son, Thomas F. McCran is a State 

Mr, McCran is a widower. He is not affiliated; with any 
lodges or clubs. He is well known throughout the city. He has 
helped a great deal ill the building up of this city and has 
watched it grow from a population of under 75,000 to a popula- 
tion of almost 130,000, 


One man that Passaic County and Paterson should feel proud 
of is Thomas R. Layden. who although not born in that city 
has done as much to boost Paterson as 
any man that was born there. The 
genial Mr. Layden travels to all sec- 
tions of the county in his position as 
an electrical worker and wherever be 
goes he numbers his friends by the 

Mr. Layden was born in Kingston, 
Pa., forty-eight years ago, and after 
living in that town until his seventh 
year came to Paterson with his parents. 
He finished his education in the local 
public schools. Twenty -three years ago 
lie accepted a position with the Pub- 
lice Service Corporation as an electrical 
worker and has since worked at that 

When a young man, "Tom," as he is familiarly called, was 
one of the most popular of the younger set. His natural ability 
to gain friends and keep them is known by everyone and when 
he ran for Assemblyman on the Republican ticket in 1004 it 
was no surprise when he was elected by a large majority. He 
served as an Assemblyman in 1004, 1905, 1910, and 1911. One 
year ago he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for 
Surrogate and although opposed by the so-called political bosses 
of the county made a phenominal run. At the 1010 primary he 
was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Freeholder 
and once mote the opposition of the political bosses proved too 
much for him to overcome. Nevertheless, be has lost none of 
his political prestige and will probably be holding political office 
h i'; after the present ring of bosses is broken. 


Paterson is noted for its fine residences and no account of the 
activities of the Silk City would be complete without a tribute 
paid lo the men whose skill and in- 
genuity made possible some of the 
finest dwellings to be seen therein. One 
of the men whose fine work can be 
noted here and there, is Edward Van 
Houteu, builder, who has achieved suc- 
cess of the highest sort in his chosen* 

Mr. Van Houteu was born in West- 
chester County. New York, fifty years 
ago, and has been a resident of Pat- 
erson for forty-nine years, during which 
time he has noted the wonderful changes 
that have taken place in this city. He 
has been in business for the last thirty 
;\ ears, during which time, be built ' 
countless numbers of residences, mills, 
apartment houses, office buildings, and in 
conies within the scope of that business, 
educated in the local schools and has of 
is proud of being 
one of the finest in the East. 

The subject of this sketch is the senior member of the firm 
of A. B. Van Houten & Son, which business was established 
October 1, 1866. The firm recently celebrated the fiftieth anni- 
versary of its founding, a record that is a most enviable one 
and of which anyone would be proud. Fifty years of honest, 
honorable, straightforward dealing. It is small wonder Mr. 
Van Houten i> known as a public spirited citizen, always having 
the interests of his city at heart. He married Henrietta S\ 
MacDonakl and they have six children. He is a Republican and 
a member of the Rotary Club. 

t, everything thai 

Van Houten was 

remarked that he 

product of the Paterson system, which is 


I). M. SHI I'M AN' 


is P M. Shlp- 

ty in whicb he lives, 
tatters and although 
hvays a hard worker 

One "i Patereoni mosl po 

iii.ii. . President and Treasurer of the S ge Rubber I 

Company, Inc. 

Mr, Sbipman was born In Morrl! 
Counts and after receiving his earlj 
education In the public schools then 
entered the retail butcher business. Fot 

twenty years he was i acted wltl 

this business In both Morris and Esse: 

Two years ago Mr. Shlpman came t- 

Paterson Rnd on 1 ember 12. 1914 

icce] 1 the position as head of th< 

plant of the Sponge Rubber Inner Bee 

Ci in, located .11 103-105-107 Sum 

hut Street. .111.I has since i-.inli il 

that position. 

There is no man hotter known In 
sporting circles than the subject of 
sketch. Mr. Sbipman takes an active inter 
description that tends (.• uplift the commun 
He,, takes a Keen interest In civic 1 
never a candidate for any public ..ffloe is 1 
for civic improvements of every description. 

On April 25, 1888, Mr. Shlpman married Miss Jennie E. Hop- 
plng, of Morris County, and they now reside In this city. He 
is a taxidermist of no mean ability anil has many beautiful 
birds and animals adorning his home that he has stuffed. 


One nf the leading architects of Passaic, is Abraham Preiskel, 
Who has offices in the II. .hart Trust Building. Mr. Preiskel lias 
designed some of the most prominent 
buildings and dwellings in Passaic, and 
is noted throughout the county for the 
excellence of his work. 

The subject of this sketch was born 
in Passaic, in 1883, and was educated 
in the public schools. At an early age 
he evinced an aptitude for architec- 
tural study and after an apprenticeship, 
during which he thoroughly mastered 
bis subject, he opened offices nine years 
ago, and from the start achieved suc- 
cess in his chosen profession. 

Mr. Preiskel takes great pride in his 
native city and can always be found 
in the forefront righting for that which 
means betterment for Passaic. For the 
past three years he has been a Health Commissioner and has 
been instrumental in having many reforms instituted for the 
benefit of the public. In 1916, Mr. Prieskel was a candidate 
for Commissioner of Passaic, and out of a field of more than a 
scire ran in sixth place, just being nosed out of election. 
Although it »as Mr. Preiskel's first active tight fur such an 
important position, he made a wonderful showing. He is an 
ardent Republican. 

He is a director in the Equitable Building and Loan Associ- 
ation, and a member of Orange Lodge 143 F. & A. M.. the 
Progre 9 Club, of Passaic, ti.l.! Fellows, and Loyal Order of 
Moose. He married Viola I'ragcr. and one child gladdens their 
home at 263 Madison Street. 


Edward M. Rndrock. President of 
of the City of Paterson, is one of the bes 
and business life, and has won success 
through hard work. The subject of this 
sketch was born in Blaine, Perry Coun- 
ty, Pa., on July 12, 1S60. The family 
moved to Blairstown, Warren County. 
N. .!.. and in 1878, Mr. Rodrock entered 
Blair Presbyterian Academy, where his 
health broke down. 

He was employed as a water-boy by 
the contractors building the Susque- 
hanna Railroad spur through the coal 
regions, receiving *:: a week. At the 
age of fourteen lie was hrakeman on a 
gravel train. He continued in the train 
service of the Susquehanna Railroad 
Company, having been transferred to 
Paterson until 1889, when he secured 
a position as driver for the National Expr 
was employed by the John Norwood Company. 

After a varied experience in other cities, Mr. Rodrock was 
elevated to a managerial position in tile coat, cement and brick 
business in Philadelphia, Camden and Perth Amhoy. and ulti- 
mately returned to Paterson and established a coal tiusiness, at 
240 Sixth Avenue. He was appointed to the Board of Public 
Works by Mayor Radcliffe. on January 1. 1916. 

Mr. Rodrock is a member of the Elks and Hamilton Clubs, 

n.l late 

and a .Mason, He is a trustee of the Chamber of Commerce, 
ami has in the coal, mason material business In I'atcrsi.n 
for the past eleven years, AUtOmODlling and sailing are his 
favorite sports Mr, Rodrock is married and they have one son. 


Isidore Simon, one of the best known men in Paterson. was 
born here in lsiil! and has won success of an order that falls to 

but few men After graduating from 

tile public SC] Is. he entered Price's 

Shirt Factory where he remained for a 
period of seventeen years, during which 
nme he had thoroughly mastered the 
Deciding t.. branch out for himself Mr. 

Simon carefully studied the local field 

for the purpose of establishing a busi- 
ness of his own. Using rare foresight, 

he deei.le.l that the manufacture of over- 
alls offered a splendid opportunity, and 
twenty-three years ago founded the firm 
of Simon & Colin. The lirm located in 
the A. lily Mill on Ryle Avenue, and 
about fourteen years ago creeled the 
building at, Paterson and Harrison 

Streets iii winch the business has continually been enlarged. 
On January 1916, Mr. Simon's worth was recognized by Mayor 
Amos H. Radcliffe, and he was honored with a position on the 
Finance Board, the duties of which be has since filled with 
great credit to himself and to the city. Mr. Simon, is one of 
those citizens who is staunch and steadfast in his devotion to 
the city and its varied interests and can be found ever to the 
forefront fighting for its advancement. He has a great faith m 
the future of Paterson. He is a member of the Progress Club 
and of Falls City Lodge, No. 82, Free and Accepted Masons. 


Among the men who have made a mark for themselves in the 
contracting business in this vicinity is Stephen Thompson, of 
-K.s East Twenty-fourth Street, who has 
Been a resident of l'atersou for the 
past thirty-six years. He was horn in 
England fifty years ago. and received 
his early training in that country. For 
the past twenty-five years he has been 
in the contracting business and was 
instrumental in the construction of some 
of the largest buildings in this city. He 
constructed the foundation for the new 
$30,000 press installed in the "News" 
Building. Among those that stand as 
a monument to his ability is the 
Schoonmaker Building on Main Street 
and also the Fabian Building. 

In religious work Mr. Thompson is 
known as one of the most active in the 

work of the First Baptist Church in which choir his wife lias been 
a member for the past twenty-seven years. During that time he 
lias always taken a deep interest in every event that has been 
planned for the advancement of the congregation. 

In sports he is fond of cricket, and when business does not 
demand his attention he may be found securing recreation at the 
game ill which he has made an unusual mark for himself. In 
fraternal circles he is interested in the local Lodge of Moose 
and is one of the most widely known members nf that Order in 
this city. Mr. Thompson is Republican in politics and never 
passes an opportunity to advance the interest of the party, 
which considers him an ardent worker. 

The subject of this sketch married Miss Jane Williams. The 
couple have been favored with two children. Every movement 

in the interest of Paterson lias always found Mr. Th pson 

ever ready to boost the City. 


One of the youngest and most enterprising business men in 
this city is William Dalzell, head of one of the leading trucking 
and rigging concerns of this town. Mr. Dalzell was horn in 
Paterson .lust twenty-two years ago. lie received his early edu- 
cation in the local schools, graduating from School No. 3. He 
is the son of the late Street Commissioner, Robert Dalzell. Mr. 
Dalzell. Sr.. began the business in 1ST2. His son did not take 
up the business until five years ago and during that period he 
has made it one of the leading business concerns of the city. 

Mr. Dalzell is not married. In politics he is strictly Repub- 
lican. His favorite sports are baseball and rugby. At spare 
moments lie is usually seen watching one of his favorite sports. 
In social circles he is connected with Elks. Central Republican 
Club, Knickerbockers, Young Men's Republican Club of Passaic 
County and others. He is well liked and respected by all of 
his fellow club members. 



Abraham Vermeulen, father of David and William Vermeulen, 
the well known funeral directors, was born in the province "f 
Zeeland, Netherlands, December 28, 1827, and came to this coun- 
try about sixty-five years ago, settling in Paterson. He was one 

of Paterson's first undertakers and since starting in that business 
had officiated at over L5.000 funerals. 

Mr. Vermeulen always took an active interest in the affairs 
of Paterson, having served .1-- a tax assessor, justice of the peace, 
coroner, and notary public. For more than twenty years he 
acted as an interpreter for the Holland people. He was the first 
agent for the Holland- American Line and was also the founder 
of the Fair lawn Cemetery Company. He was one of the charter 
members of the First Christian Reformed Church. Mr. Ver- 
meulen was the father of eighteen children, thirteen of whom 
are living. 

At the time of the Civil War. Mr. Vermeulen. who was at 
that lime a tailor, doing business on Main Street, cut uniforms 
for the Union soldiers. He had sixty women working fur him 
at that time and managed to keep them busy at all times as 
he was able to cut out a uniform in ten minutes. 

Mr. Vermeulen's sons. David and William, conduct the under- 
taking business formerly owned by Mr. Vermeulen under the 
name of A. Vermeulen Sons, at 75 North Main Street, corner 
of Jefferson Street. Mr. Vermeulen always had the affairs of 
the Holland people in mind and has done much for the members 
of that nationality. When a justice of the peace, he officiated 
at hundreds of marriages. 


One of Paterson's most popular business men is the genial 
John F. McBride. one of Paterson's pioneer furniture and piano 
movers. Mr. McBride is a Patersonian through and through, 
being born here and educated in the local schools. 

Mr. McBride was born in Paterson thirty-eight years ago, and 
on the completion of his education he worked in various posi- 
tions until seventeen years ago when he started in the furniture 
and piano moving business. Being a young man he was a hustler 
of the first water and soon his business began to grow rapidly 
until at the present time it is one of the largest of its kind in 
the State. 

Aside from being equipped with all the modern necessities to 
move pianos and large pieces of furniture, Mr. McBride has (he 
necessary equipment to carry on a general trucking business. 
He also conducts a modern storage warehouse and is very suc- 
cessful in this line of business. 

Mr. McBride married Miss Catherine E. Ryan and thej have 
four children. The subject of this sketch is the son of former 
Police Sergeant John McBride. who for many years was one of 
Paterson's best known guardians of law and order. 

In fraternal circles Mr. McBride is also well and favorably 
known and is a member of the Entre Nous. Knights of Columbus, 
Modern Woodmen of America, and Tribe of Ben Hur. In politics 
he is a Democrat and although never a candidate for public 
office is always a hard worker for the interests of his party 


Among the clergymen of Paterson it is doubtful if any is more 
popular or widely known than the Rev. Edward F. Hillock, 
assistant rector of St. John's R. C. Church, fire chaplain and 
spiritual director of a number of societies connected with the 


Father Hillock was born in Morristown, X. J., in 1884, and 
received his early education in the schools of that city. He 
next attended Seton Hall High School, from which he graduated 
when seventeen years old with highest honors. In 1901, he 
entered Seton Hall College and graduated four years later with 
the signal honor of again receiving highest awards. After gradu- 
ating from the college he entered the seminary at South Orange 
and there pursued his higher theological studies. In 1908, he was 
urdamed to the Catholic priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Bishop 
John J. O'Connor and shortly afterward was assigned to St. 
John's Church, this city. Soon after he came to this city Rev. 
Father Carliu was transferred to Lodi and the Very Rev. Dean 
William McNulty appointed Father Hillock his senior assistant 
Since his appointment as assistant at St. John's Church mans 
improvements have beeu made in the church, the principal 
one being the installing of electric lights. Not alone have 

there been improvements in the church but in many of the 
societies of the church over which he has acted .1-- spiritual 
director. St. John's Field Music, under his guidance became 
one of the best in the State, 

Father Hillock is the first Catholic fire chaplain the city 
has ever had. He was appointed by the police and tire com- 
missioners in September. 1913, and since then has taken great 
interest in the spiritual welfare of the members of the depart 
ment. In all kinds of weather he can be found at fires ready, 
should it be needed, for service. 

While at college Father Hillock made an enviable record as 

an athlete and had little difficulty obtaining a placi both 

the football .n. d baseball teams. He is still an ardenl >up- 
porter of all kinds of outdoor sports and retain- his own athletic 
ability so that at present he is capable of competing with the 
best athletes in the Entre Nous. 


One of the few Paterson industries which operates on a direct 
factory to consumer basis is the Helvetia Knitting Mills, of 
which John Schaerer, the subject of this -ketch, is Treasurer. 

The main offices and selling rooms of the company are located 
at till Church Street, and as a result of honest industrious effort. 
in which Mr. Schaerer took an important part, the company 
ha- grown out of all proportion to its original si/e. At the 
present spacious salesrooms discreet buyers of tine knit goods 
rind a variety of styles and colors in the most fashionable gar- 

The Treasurer of the company, came to this country from 
Switzerland when he was fourteen years old ami shortly after 
settled in Paterson. He continued his education here and later 
learned the knitting business in which he embarked twenty years 
ago. At first the business was run as a straight factory to 
dealer proposition but later was branched out to accommodate 
local buyers. 

Mr Schaerer is married and heads a charming family circle 
of three members. While strictly a business man he finds 
relaxation at times in bowling, which is his favorite sport. 


In no other capacity is Samuel Bernstein, the subject of this 
brief sketch, so well known than as Court Interpreter of Pas- 
saic County. Gifted with the faculty of speaking many languages. 
Mr. Bernstein has been an important factor in the conduct of 
many criminal trials of recent years. His reliability coupled 
with his genuine interest in the affairs of the State has made 
for him a reputation as an interpreter that cannot be excelled, 

With its cosmopolitan population, and its multiplicity of ton- 
gues, the County of Passaic offers no easy field for an inter- 
preter, but most of the difficulties of unravelling crimes are 
made clear with the appearance of Mr. Bernstein. Not only at 
the actual trial but in the Grand Jury Room and even out on 
:b,' search for evidence. Mr Bernstein has proven of invaluable 
assistance to the Prosecutor's Office. 

Aside from his position as interpreter Mr. Bernstein conducts 
a jewelry store at !'S Market Street, where his upright character 
and fair dealing have earned for him an extensive patronage. 
While devoted to his business and family, he finds time for 
relaxation. His favorite exercise being swimming and walking. 
In connection with the latter diversion, he is a member of the 
Natural Fermentation Club, and on a brisk Sunday ma\ be seen 
with his brother members out for an invigorating stroll. 

Mr. Bernstein is forty-five, and is married to Lena Fried- 
berg. They have an interesting family of eight. Two of the 
Bernstein children entered as twins in the -New-" Baby PopUV 
la lit j Contest, won third place and at the close of the race 
were awarded a beautiful silver loving cup. 

Mr. Bernstein was born in Til ten. Courland, Russia, a Ger- 
man province situated near the Baltic Sea. He was educated 
in the schools of that country and continued his education in the 
United States after arriving here October 15, 1^'-. In politics 
Mr. Bernstein is a staunch Republican and i- a member of the 

Phelp's Guards, and the Central Republican Club. He is also 
a member of the Falls City Lodge of Odd Fellows. Herbert J. 
Stein Association, and Pioneer Camp of Modern Woodmen of 

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